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Split Pea Soup in a white bowl on a wooden table with ripped bread and a spoon.
Split Pea Soup - Stovetop Version
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Split pea soup is one of those hearty soups that can stand in as a full meal. It's the best reason to bake a ham - so that you have the ham bone leftover and can make this delicious soup.
Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter, Lunch, One Pot Meal, Make Ahead, Paleo Friendly, Pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 297 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups dried green or yellow split peas
  • 1 ham bone or smoked pork hock rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 ounces cooked ham thick cut ham from the deli is perfect
  • sour cream and croutons to garnish optional
  1. Pre-heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the butter to the pot and then add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook until the vegetables just begin to soften. Add the fresh thyme, split peas, ham bone and 6 cups of the water and cover.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until the split peas and vegetables are soft. As the soup simmers, if it starts to get a little too thick, add more water.
  4. Remove the ham hock from the pot and let it cool enough to pull any meat from the bone. Set the meat aside.
  5. Meanwhile, using a blender, or an immersion blender purée the soup and return it to the Dutch oven. Season to taste with salt and pepper and a little lemon juice, and thin the soup with a little water if necessary. Return the meat from the ham bone to the pot, along with the cooked ham.
  6. Serve with some crusty bread and a green salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Split Pea Soup - Stovetop Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 311mg13%
Potassium 802mg23%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 17g68%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3525IU71%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.