My Dad's Pea Soup Recipe With Ham Bone

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins




  • Soak peas overnight.
  • Next day Place peas in colander and rinse with cold water.
  • Place Ham bone/s in large pot. You may want to remove obvious fat first.
  • Add chicken broth and water to cover ham.
  • Add rinsed peas to pot.
  • Add vegetables to pot.
  • Add diced purple top turnips to pot.
  • Cook over low heat for about 4 hours. Meat should be coming off the bone.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Remove bone and discard.
  • Remove pieces of meat and save for later or just use fresh cut ham leftover.
  • I usually put liquid in a blender to liquefy all the stuff. This usually takes a while to do it all. You’ll need an extra pot for the blended pea soup.
  • Put blended soup back on stove to heat. Add shredded carrots and the meat (if you wish) and cook for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • You may want to add some salt and maybe some more chicken broth to taste.
  • Serve with home made garlic croutons or rye bread.