Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

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Judy Garcia


I have had this recipe since I got married 43 years ago. It is definitely a family favorite! It is one of the very first soups that I make when the weather starts turning cooler.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    dry split peas (16 oz)
  • 2 qt
  • 1
    ham bone, with some meat
  • 1 c
    celery, minced
  • 1 c
    carrots, minced
  • 1/2 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 sprig(s)
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Split Pea Soup


  1. Heat peas and water to boiling; boil gently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to peas. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 1/2 to 3 hours until peas are very soft.
  3. Remove bone; trim meat and add to soup. If desired, thin with milk or water. Additional ham may be added, if desired. Season to taste. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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About Split Pea Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ham #splitpeas

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