Split Pea Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Ann B

A definite what-to-do with those spiral ham leftovers. We have a large family, so I always double the recipe and chop up everything "un-spiraled" and left on the ham. If making the recipe below, I would guess maybe three heaping cups of ham -- you could use ham steak. Can also use broth instead of bouillon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large soup pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onions.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper.
  4. Sauté for 2-5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, bay leaves, and split peas.
  6. Cook stirring for 2-5 minutes.
  7. Add the broth and ham.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or more, until the peas are tender.
  10. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  11. Remove bay leaves and discard.
  12. Serve hot.
  13. OPTIONAL: May use a hand mixer and process till peas are smooth.

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