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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rated as 4.84 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...

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 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!

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...

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.

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.