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Split Pea Soup with Ham

A hearty favorite with split peas, bone in ham, onion and carrots.



  1. Bring ham and bone to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for a couple hours. When ready clean ham off the bone and into small pieces; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile; dice onion and slice carrots and set aside.
  3. Sort and clean the split peas. Put into pot and cover with 8 to 10 cups hot water.
  4. Add diced onion, carrots, ham and garlic powder.
  5. Dissolve two cubes of chicken bouillon and add to pot when cooking (optional).
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently until desired tenderness is reached, about 30-45 minutes. Leave lid tilted during cooking.
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Soup isn't real thick but it's tasty. Try adding a little celery to it. Adds flavor.
12 Aug 08 by member: Liz Proctor
Very good, I did tweak a bit by using the ham stock instead of water and added celery. very good and tasty.
03 Oct 10 by member: Fredixon


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Nutrition summary:

There are 237 calories in 1 serving of Split Pea Soup with Ham.
Calorie break-down: 12% fat, 53% carbs, 35% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
Calories 237
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
  Saturated Fat 0.978g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.555g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.287g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 706mg  
Total Carbohydrate 31.67g 11%
  Dietary Fiber 12.5g 50%
  Sugars 5.41g  
Protein 21.1g  
Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 5% Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(237 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (53%)
Fat (12%)
Protein (35%)
Carbohydrates, 31.67g (53%) Fat, 3.2g (12%) Protein, 21.1g (35%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories