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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

up to 10
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


  1. Drain 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.
  2. Bring 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).
  3. Serve 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

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