Split Pea, Barley and Ham Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Crispbrook

A really hearty and satisfying comfort soup!

Top Review by starbucksjunky246

I've lost count how many times I've used this recipe! I look forward to cold rainy days because that is when I make it. I make it exactly as directed and it comes out perfect every time. Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, then add pepper, salt, pepper sauce and stir twice.
  3. Saute over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add rinsed split peas,barley,chopped carrots, garlic, bay leaves and saute another 2 minutes, stirring several times.
  5. Add chicken broth and the chopped ham or smoked turkey sausage.
  6. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat, remove bay leaves,add milk or half and half and stir.
  8. Enjoy with warm, crusty bread.

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