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Split Pea Soup with Ham Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Split Pea Soup with Ham Recipe is super easy, and tastes so good with a piece of buttered bread. A wonderful way to use that leftover ham and make use of the ham bone. The perfect comfort food for cold nights…

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Split Pea Soup Recipe

classic split pea soup

Split Pea Soup is such a great comfort food. It is so filling and has great nutritional value.

split pea soup

Is Split Pea Soup Healthy?

  • Onions, Carrots, Garlic and Peas make up the bulk of split pea soup. With a whopping 11 grams of protein per cup, split pea soup is a very healthy soup with lots of nutritional value

split pea soup recipe

Do You Have to Soak Split Peas Before Cooking with Them?

  • It is not necessary to pre-soak split peas before cooking with them. If you do soak the peas, the cooking time will be cut down. Pre-Soaked peas take about 40 minutes to cook and Non-Soaked peas will cook for about 1 hour before turning soft

Classic split pea soup with ham

If you like to make soup, check out some of my other comfort food soup recipes like, Easy Tortellini Soup, Copycat Cracker Barrel’s Vegetable Soup and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (my absolute favorite!)

split pea soup recipe with ham bone

How Do You Make Split Pea Soup from Scratch?

  1. Cook onion and carrots in oil until tender
  2. Add garlic and continue to cook for an additional minute or until fragrant
  3. Add broth, thyme, ham bone, bay leaves and peas
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until peas are soft
  6. Remove the ham bone
  7. Pull ham off of bone and return it to the soup
  8. Remove bay leaves

Finally, here’s the printable for this delicious soup recipe…


Split Pea Soup with Ham Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour + 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup of baby carrots – whole
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 67 cups of beef broth, or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. of thyme
  • 1 lb. of split peas, rinsed, and checked for any stray debris
  • 1 ham bone with plenty of ham stuck to the sides
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large pot over medium heat…
  • Pour in the oil
  • Add the carrots, and onions
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, allowing the vegetables to become somewhat tender
  • Add the garlic, and continue to cook for about 1 minute longer
  • Add the broth, thyme, ham bone, peas, and bay leaves
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until peas are soft
  • Remove the ham – transfer it to a cutting board, and pull off pieces of ham
  • Place those in the soup
  • Remove the bay leaves
  • Season with salt, and pepper


  • Serve Suggestion: Serve with warm bread, and butter

You can substitute ham steak for ham bone…

*This time I did not have leftover ham, so I used ham steaks instead and cubed the ham before adding it to the soup.


~Melissa –

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