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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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place split peas into a large container and cover with 6 cups cool water; soak 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

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  • 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

189 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 292 mg sodium. 24.9 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
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 but it didn't need it. I'm going to make this my staple split pea soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
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 but it didn't need it. I'm going to make this my staple split pea soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
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 but it didn't need it. I'm going to make this my staple split pea soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
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 hits the spot on a cool day. Went very well with a cheese sandwich! Thank you spinn710 for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
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 said it was the BEST split pea soup he had ever had. Guess I will be making this some more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2016
Turned out great!!!! I wouldn't cut the ham into 1" chunks though. I would do them in half that size next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2016
Very good. Cooked in the crock pot low for 8 hrs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
I expected typical split pea soup for as simple as this recipe is but OMG it was perfection! I followed verbatim and added the left over ham bone. AMAZING!!!! This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
Second time making this recipe. Used my pressure cooker as one reviewer suggested. Also had some left over spiral sliced ham that I diced up and threw in. 9 min on 12psi and it was DYNOMITE!! Hands down the easiest pea soup to make. Read More
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