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.
Yield: 6 servings
4.89 from 9 votes

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs
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
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 7