Split Pea Soup with Ham

When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.

When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.

I used smoked ham hocks which give the soup such a great smoky flavor, but if you don’t have ham hocks you can also use a leftover ham bone or ham steak instead. I also have an Instant Pot Pea Soup version which is great if you want to speed this up and a Crockpot Pea Soup recipe which is great to set it and forget it!

Pea Soup Tips and Variations

  • If you can’t find smoked ham hocks, use a leftover ham bone or ham steak.
  • If you don’t eat pork, you can swap the ham for a smoked turkey leg.
  • To make this vegetarian, leave the ham out, swap the broth for vegetarian broth and add more salt.
  • To freeze pea soup, let the soup cool then transfer to freezer safe containers in portions and label the soup with the date and time. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator then reheat on the stove or microwave.

When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.

When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.
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Split Pea Soup with Ham

2
Freestyle Points
325
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
CUISINE: American
When I want Split Pea Soup, this is the recipe I crave! Made with ham hocks or leftover ham, this is so delicious and freezes well if you want to make freezer meals.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag of dried split peas
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 smoked ham hock, about 11 ounces (assuming 4 ounces meat removing bone and skin)*

Instructions

  • Wash the peas and drain.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, saute onions and garlic in 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the peas, carrots, ham hock and chicken broth, then cover the pot and let it come to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once it boils, reduce heat and cook for about 2 hours, or until the peas are soft and thickened.
  • Make sure to check the liquid and consistency. You may need to add hot water if it becomes too thick.
  • Remove ham hock, discard the skin and boned and serve with ham.

Notes

*based on 4 ounces ham.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/3 cup, Calories: 325kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 730mg, Fiber: 20g, Sugar: 9g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Points +: 7
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