Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a great way to use up a leftover ham bone. This is our favorite version of this soup. Hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 5-quart dutch oven over medium heat, heat bone, split peas, carrots, onion, and water to boiling.
  2. Tie allspice, peppercorns, and bay leaf in a piece of cheesecloth. Add to bone mixture.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer 1 hour. Discard spice bag; add salt if necessary.
  4. Remove bone to cutting board. Cut off meat and discard done.
  5. Cut meat into bite-size chunks and return to soup for serving.
Most Helpful

This was really good, just the right amount of water to make the soup a good texture. I used some diced thick ham slices instead of the ham bone and it worked fine. I found I didn't need to add extra salt, since the ham tends to be salty enough already. Thanks for sharing this, momstar.

*Pixie* May 26, 2005