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6 Ingredient Homemade Split Pea Soup

Don’t you just love homemade soup on a cold day? Grab this recipe for homemade split pea soup to warm you up.

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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.  

overhead view of split pea soup that's green with round carrots

Homemade Split Pea Soup Recipe

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!

I decided to make some soup to have for dinner and lunch!

Ingredients for homemade split pea and ham soup recipe

  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery stocks
  • Dried split peas
  • Chicken broth- Here’s my recipe for homemade chicken broth.
  • Ham- If you have a ham hock, you can throw it in too.
pea soup in white bowl

How to make easy homemade pea and ham soup

Step 1

Sauté onion, carrots, and celery in a little olive oil for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add ham and broth and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add rinsed split peas and lower to a simmer.

Step 4

Simmer for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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.

overhead view of split pea soup that's green with round carrots

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Homemade Split Pea Soup

Don't you just love homemade soup on a cold day? Grab this recipe for homemade split pea soup to warm you up.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

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
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped ham

Instructions

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

Monday 1st of January 2018

Easy and so good! I used turkey ham ?

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