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split pea soup with ham

Recipe by
Lorraine Nicolini
North Haledon, NJ

Great soup for a cold winter's day!

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For split pea soup with ham

  • 3/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped carrots
  • 2
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1
    ham hock, smoked
  • 1
    ham steak, diced small
  • 2 qt
    chicken broth
  • 1 lb
    split peas
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin

How To Make split pea soup with ham

  • 1
    Heat oil in Dutch Oven. Add onion, celery, carrots & garlic. Add salt & pepper, to taste. Saute until soft.
  • 2
    Add chicken broth, split peas, ham hock, ham and bay leaf. Cover, and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours on medium heat.
  • 3
    Once done, remove bay leaf and ham hock. Remove fat and meat from bone. Dice meat and return to pot.
  • 4
    At this point, you can use immersion blender to smooth out ingredients. Once done, you can add more salt and/or pepper if necessary. Serve and enjoy!