Split Pea and Ham Soup I


This is a good way to use leftover ham, quite inexpensive, and VERY tasty. I hope that you enjoy it. Some people like to add carrots or other types of vegetables. Don't forget to serve with buttered bread toasted in the oven.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 1 pound ham bone

  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot, saute onions in oil. Add the split peas, ham bone, and enough water to cover ingredients; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover, and cook until there are no peas left, just a green liquid, 2 hours. While it is cooking, check to see if water has evaporated. You may need to add more water as the soup continues to cook.

  3. Once the soup is a green liquid remove from heat, and let stand so it will thicken. Once thickened you may need to heat through to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
3g Fat
72g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 30g 106%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1171mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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