Split Pea With Ham Soup



  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven.
  2. Sauté onion and carrot in the oil until onions are light golden brown; 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add water, celery, ham, ham bone, and seasonings to pot.
  4. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. If you added a ham bone remove it from the soup pot. Take any remaining meat from the bone, cut up and add back to soup pot.
  6. Sort through split peas and take out any foreign matter such as small dirt clods, small rocks, etc. I usually pour the peas slowly into a strainer and then rinse.
  7. Add split peas and potatoes to the Dutch oven.
  8. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  9. Add salt to taste although, ham should provide plenty of salt.


Serves 4 to 6.

Serve with cornbread.

Would you rather make a vegetarian version of this soup? Try my split pea soup recipe.

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