This is an old family recipe that has always been one of my favorites. Perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner and great for freezing and saving for later.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
14 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak white navy beans in a bowl of cold water in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight. Rinse thoroughly.

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  • Place ham bone in a large pot with water to just cover. Bring to a boil and cook for at least 4 hours. Add onion, garlic, and pepper and simmer 1 hour more.

  • Remove ham bone; strip any meat from the bone and return it to the pot. Add chopped leftover ham, soaked and rinsed navy beans, split peas, and carrots and bring soup to a simmer. Cook until peas begin to break down, about 1 hour. Season with salt.

Cook's Note:

I add the white navy beans because it gives the soup a little more of an interesting texture and consistency, but if you want to leave them out, it will still create a wonderful soup.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 64.3g; fat 1.9g; cholesterol 8.1mg; sodium 254.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2019
I had never made pea soup before. Was very good. I shared some with my mother since my husband would t even try it. We (my mother and myself) were so pleasantly surprised. The flavors work very well together. I followed the recipe as written and will do so again. When your tired of the same ole thing this is great soup to try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2020
Great flavor. I made a rue to thicken it as my husband said it was too runny. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2019
I have made this 'French Canadian Pea Soup' since I was old enough to cook. Never heard of adding the beans, but imagine they would be ok. the YELLOW split peas are the key (never ever use green ones), and they should be 'soaked' overnight (put in a large bowl and cover with cold water - they will expand!) put the soaked peas (water too) in the hot broth & puree with an immersion blender if you have one - then add the onion, garlic, S&P, ham & finely chopped carrots. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour or so..... Yum!!! (PS: you can always buy a ham hock or two to make this with if you don't have a ham.) This 'thickens up' considerably when cool but you don't need to add water to it when reheating. This soup freezes well!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2019
I had never made pea soup before. Was very good. I shared some with my mother since my husband would t even try it. We (my mother and myself) were so pleasantly surprised. The flavors work very well together. I followed the recipe as written and will do so again. When your tired of the same ole thing this is great soup to try. Read More
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