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


  • 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.