Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham


A delicious and hearty good-for-winter soup. This is the kind of soup where just about anything works.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 8 cups water

  • 1 meaty ham bone

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Place the peas and water into a large soup pot over medium heat; bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes, and set aside off the heat to cool for 1 hour.

  2. Place the ham bone into the pot with the peas, and stir in onion, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder, and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the ham bone, and cut as much ham as possible from the bone; chop the ham, and return to the soup. Stir in celery. Discard ham bone. Bring soup back to a simmer, and cook for 45 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt.


Cook's Note

Substitutions: You can use chicken broth instead of water; instead of ham, use bacon, pork; add garlic; saute the onions first; add cubed potatoes, carrots, or other vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
1g Fat
37g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 631mg 13%

* 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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