Hearty and savory homemade split pea soup
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Hearty Homestyle Split Pea Soup    

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Hearty Homestyle Split Pea Soup is filling and satisfying. Split pea soup wasn’t one of my favorites until I married my husband.  He loves this stuff! So I decided I had to improve this “not so attractive” soup, and after many pots. I can say love it too.

Split pea soup is a great way to use leftover ham. It’s also a great reason to buy some ham!!

I have made this soup with many types of leftover ham: honey ham, spiral ham, raw, baked ham, and even leftover lunchmeat.  No need to be picky; they will all work.

I include lots of fresh vegetables in this hearty version and a fair amount of ham. But feel free to make changes, as long as you don’t change the broth. That is the secret ingredient in this soup!

 

 

My husband suggested I use chicken broth as part of the liquid in our recipe. I took his advice, and we loved the finished product.

Try these quick & easy no-rise dinner rolls with your soup…you will be so glad you did!


To Make Hearty Homestyle Split, Pea Soup, You Will Need These Ingredients:           
split peas
chicken broth
water
onion
celery
carrots
potatoes
garlic
salt
black pepper
marjoram-leaves
thyme-leaves
cayenne pepper
bay leaves
ham ~ any amount you like

 

I make a double batch, so we have quick meals in the freezer for busy nights or when I just don’t feel like cooking. Fast and easy dinners are the best!

 

 

Enjoy!

I love this brand of split peas from the Palouse.


Hearty Homestyle Split Pea Soup

Delicious homemade split pea soup loaded with ham, carrots, and potatoes. Gluten-free and allergy-friendly.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, dinner, egg-free, gluten-free, hearty soup, homemade, nut-free, soy-free, split pea soup
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. split peas 2 cups
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 3-4 carrots chopped or sliced
  • 3-4 potatoes cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 -1 tsp marjoram-leaves
  • 1/2 -1 tsp thyme-leaves
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • any amount of ham desired- cubed

Instructions

  • In a large kettle add rinsed peas, broth, potatoes, salt, pepper, cayenne and bay leaves.
  • In a large skillet add about 1/2 cup broth from the kettle and sauté garlic, onions, carrots, and celery for about 5 minutes. Add marjoram and thyme leaves and continue to sauté a couple more minutes. Add more broth from the kettle as needed.
  • Add sautéed mixture to the kettle and mix well. Add ham. Cover and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir firmly to crush and blend softened peas. Some potatoes will break down as well.  Soup will continue to thicken naturally on its own.  I find sometimes the thickness varies, so add an extra cup of broth at the end if the soup is thicker than desired. Sometimes I need to and sometimes I don't.
  • I make a double batch so we have plenty to put in the freezer too. Quick and easy dinners are the best!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3073IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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