Hearty Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe: One of the things we love about fall is making soup. We have plenty of soup recipes that we plan on sharing with you. Let’s start with our favorite.
Ham Bone or 1 1/2 cups of diced ham
1 large onion diced
2 tbs. minced garlic
4 – 14.5 oz can of chicken broth
16 oz bag of split green peas (soak overnight)
3 large potatoes peeled and diced
3 medium carrots peeled and diced
3 stalks of celery diced
Directions: In large soup pot sweat out your onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add ham bone and chicken broth and half of your pre-soaked split peas to the onions and garlic. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour. Remove ham bone to cool. Once cooled debone your ham.
Add your potatoes, celery and carrots and the second half of the peas and ham to the pot. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the veggies are tender. It is ready to serve.
If you like a thinner soup you can add water. You shouldn’t need salt because of the ham, but feel free to add some pepper to your soup.
Grab a loaf of fresh crusty bread and enjoy!
If you are looking for a great dessert to serve with your hearty split pea and ham soup, try this yummy Pumpkin Poke Cake Recipe.