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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup is a classic American soup made from dried split peas. It's good for you, packed full of nutrients, and it still tastes like total comfort food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Split pea soup
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 375kcal


  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 celery ribs sliced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ham hocks
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Add in onion, celery, and carrots and saute 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Stir in peas, water, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add in ham hocks and thyme.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer 90 minutes until peas are tender and ham is easily removed from bone.
  • Remove ham hocks and shred ham from the bone. Discard bone and chop ham into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • Transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Stir ham into soup, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.



Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 902mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4160IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3.7mg