Homemade Split Pea Soup

I wasn’t sure if I was going to put this on my blog because I usually put things up that make life easier for busy moms and serving homemade split pea soup to your kids may not make your life any easier.  I was grocery shopping last week and Aldi had their spiral hams $10 off, so I ended up getting a 8 lb ham for around $4.  We had it one night and after dinner I made sandwiches for the kids to put in their lunch boxes, but I still have more!

We had some extra ham this week so I decided to try making some homemade split pea soup. Don't you just love homemade soup on a cold day?

Homemade Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2 celery stocks, chopped
  • 1 lb split peas
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth, depending on how thick you want your soup (Here’s my recipe for homemade chicken broth.)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped ham

Directions

  1. Sauté onion, carrots, and celery in a little olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add ham and broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add rinsed split peas and lower to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 30-60 minutes.

You may need to add salt, but I didn’t.  My ham was salty enough.  This goes great with warm bread.  If you have a bread maker, I have the best recipe here!  Enjoy your soup!  You can’t print out the recipe below.

We had some extra ham this week so I decided to try making some homemade split pea soup. Don't you just love homemade soup on a cold day?

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Homemade Split Pea Soup
 
Don't you just love homemade soup on a cold day? This is a great recipe and takes less than an hour.
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2 celery stocks, chopped
  • 1 lb split peas
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth, depending on how thick you want your soup
  • 1½ cups chopped ham
Instructions
  1. Sauté onion, carrots, and celery in a little olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add ham and broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add rinsed split peas and lower to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 30-60 minutes.
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  1. Easy and so good! I used turkey ham 😉

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