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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 24.9 13.9 12 292 Full nutrition

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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.

I added some leftover brown rice to thicken it up. Even better the following day. Yum!

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!! Ha...