Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe is so tasty and so simple to make! I never had Split Pea soup until after I was married. It is one of my husbands favourites, so this my Mother-in-law's recipe. When I make it I chop my vegetables in a food processor, as we prefer it not so chunky, feel free to do it either way! Also, this soup is even better the next day :yummy:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 14 cups dried split peas
  • 2 lbs smoked ham, bone in
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or chopped)
  • 2 medium celery ribs, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or chopped)


  1. Heat water and peas to boiling in a dutch oven. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Stir ham, onion, salt and pepper in peas. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, about an hour.
  3. Skim fat if necessary.
  4. Remove ham, trim fat and bone from ham. Cut ham into 1/2 inch pieces (or smaller). Stir ham, carrots and celery into soup. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

This was wonderful! I ended up using a package of 3 ham hocks that I cooked and then when I took them out, I put a couple slices of turkey bacon cut up in. I didn't add celery for dh, but I did add some celery salt and a little extra pepper. DD said it was better than the famous Anderson's Pea Soup. DS son said to tell you it was the best in the world! I made this with some wonderful recipe #244343 on the side. Wonderful fall dinner! Thank you! 3/27/08 Made this again using leftover ham from Easter, I also added in some chicken broth. We had toppings -sharp cheddar and sour cream.

SweetsLady March 27, 2008

What a fantastic soup. We loved it. It's hearty and packed with flavour. A perfect candidate for those cold winter days ahead. I will be making it a lot. I used a lamb bone that I had in the freezer which had a ton of meat on it still. I only wish I had doubled the recipe. Oh well, next time.

ieatfoOOod December 13, 2007

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