Split Pea and Ham Soup II


I am fifty years old, and I picked this recipe up watching my mother make it when I war young, and I'm sure she learned it from her mother. It's a great Split Pea soup recipe for the frugal. Serve with crusty French bread for dunking, a sprinkle of pepper and a pat of butter on the top of the soup.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound leftover ham bone with meat attached

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 1 cup chopped carrots


  1. Place the ham bone in a large pot over high heat. Add water to cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer overnight. Allow to cool and clean the stock, discarding the bone, excess fat, and any cartilage. Return any good ham meat to the pot and bring back to a boil.

  2. Add the onion, garlic and ground black pepper and allow to simmer for 1 hour. Then pour in the split peas and the carrots and allow to simmer for at least 1 more hour to allow the peas to break down. Stir together well and season to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

348 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 694mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 15g 55%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 809mg 17%

* 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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