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Split Pea Soup with Ham


"A thick and creamy pea soup that is quick and easy to put together. Peas soak overnight, and ham can be purchased pre-cubed at the store."
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10 h 15 m servings 189 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Place split peas into a large container and cover with 6 cups cool water; soak 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Mix chicken broth and 2 cups water together in a large pot over high heat; add ham, red onion, split peas, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Bring broth mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until peas are softened, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 189 calories; 4.1 g fat; 24.9 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 292 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This was delicious! You don't need to pre-soak your peas. I just through everything in the crockpot and cooked on high for about 5 hours. I added about 1/4 cup of Quinoa to thicken it up a bit,...

Quite good. I used my pressure cooker (for 10 minutes but next time I might go with 8 minutes) and I only soaked the peas for 30 minutes. The result was a smooth, creamy and rustic soup that hit...

First time I made split pea soup. I had ham on a ham hock leftover and put that in it instead of diced ham. I am an average cook and my husband looked at me seriously, straight in the eye and...

Very good. Cooked in the crock pot low for 8 hrs

Turned out great!!!! I wouldn't cut the ham into 1" chunks though. I would do them in half that size next time.

Lots of garlic, no brown sugar, 1/3 c. quinoa. Other ingredients as suggested in recipe. Don't add salt until you've tasted how much the ham has salted the soup.

I used basic recipe, but, added 1 cup chopped celery and used my Power Pressure Cooker XL, pressed the soup/lentil setting, adjusted time from 10 to 20 minutes. Turned out perfect.

We added some lentils, tablespoon of bacon grease, and started the broth with the ham bone. At the end we puréed it and added the ham. So delish!0