Split Pea and Ham Soup I


This is a good way to use leftover ham, quite inexpensive, and VERY tasty. I hope that you enjoy it. Some people like to add carrots or other types of vegetables. Don’t forget to serve with buttered bread toasted in the oven.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound dried split peas
1 pound ham bone
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    2 hrs 5 mins


    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a medium pot, saute onions in oil. Add the split peas, ham bone, and enough water to cover ingredients; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover, and cook until there are no peas left, just a green liquid, 2 hours. While it is cooking, check to see if water has evaporated. You may need to add more water as the soup continues to cook.
  3. Once the soup is a green liquid remove from heat, and let stand so it will thicken. Once thickened you may need to heat through to serve.


Calories: 413 kcal
Carbohydrates: 72.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2.5 g
Fiber: 29.6 g
Protein: 28.3 g
Sodium: 116 mg