Norwegian Yellow Pea Soup with Ham

Penny Andersen


My Mother-inlaw who passed away in 2009 from cancer left me her family recipes, my husband said I out did her, that it is stupendous!

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15 Min
8 Hr
Stove Top


1 16oz pkg
yellow peas (soaked in water over night)
2 large
turnips peeled and diced
2 large
red onions peeled and diced
3 large
carrots diced
6 medium
russet potatoes peeled and diced
1 lb
diced ham (any kind will do)
salt to taste

How to Make Norwegian Yellow Pea Soup with Ham


  • 1Drain Peas from water. In a large stock pot add 8 cups water, the Peas, The Ham, all your chopped up veggies, and I used about 3Tbs of Sea Salt, but you use whatever is desired.
  • 2Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, let simmer 8 hours, stirring about every half hour.(I started ours at 8:00am so we could eat dinner about 4:00pm).
  • 3Serve with a light salad and some hot bread. Some people like to add some spicy mustard to the soup.

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About Norwegian Yellow Pea Soup with Ham

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy