Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Easy and inexpensive to make. Great winter soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, melt butter. Saute the onions and garlic for about 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped carrots and celery to the pot. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add to the pot, the water, boillioun cubes, split peas, pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes, and chopped ham.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer for 1 hour until split peas are very tender. Smash some of the peas in the pot with a masher; if desired.
  6. Taste and add salt, if needed.


Most Helpful

I had a ham bone with some ham on it left over from a honey baked ham and made this recipe for PAC. I cooked it per the directions (covered), then because we love thick pea soup, I simmered it another hour without the lid. So thick and rich and delicious! Will definitely make it again.

PanNan April 06, 2010

Really easy to make when you have left-over ham! I also put the ham bone in and it made the soup even better! Thanks for such a yummy recipe!

Cheri's Jubilee January 01, 2009

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