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Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

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  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup carrot (diced, about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (about 2 small)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds in total weight)
  • 2 cups green peas (dried split, sorted and rinsed)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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    Calories140Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    YaMama 5 months ago
    Very good recipe! I was surprised at first at how watery the soup looked at first, but after an hour it had thickened up quite nicely. I found a bone in my soup though, which always kind of ruins it for me a little. First time I’d ever used ham hocks so I didn’t really know what to expect. The meat seemed a little gamey, even a little stinky. (Stinky feet?) I ate two bowls though with some Texas toast (yessss, the frozen kind…) 😁
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    Michelle 5 months ago
    So good. I’ve made this a few times. Always delicious. I’ve used ham hocks and ham bones.
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    Trina McCaffrey 10 months ago
    Delicious! Added a handful of small orange lentils to the dried peas.
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    Ellis a year ago
    Delicious! The recipe was very simple to make. I followed it almost exactly, although I used a stick mixer and didn’t add salt. The smoked ham hocks added lots of flavor and saltiness. This was my first time cooking with ham hocks and I was disappointed there was so little meat when I cut it up, but it turned out to be enough. I served it with fresh homemade honey wheat bread. I’ll definitely make it again.
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    Wanda Williams a year ago
    the soup was good will repeat
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    OoooOooOOooo a year ago
    f'n delicious! best split pea recipe to date! Add it into a sourdough bread bowl and holy shiz!
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    Emily Richmond a year ago
    Amazing! Used an immersion blender. Much easier
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    Ray Latour 2 years ago
    Absolutely the best! Couldn’t find smoked Ham, so I used a regular ham and added some liquid smoke! Definitely make it again!
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    Ben Wexlar 2 years ago
    Classic for a reason. You might be tempted to salt the vegetables, but hold off; the smoked ham hocks add just about enough salt all by themselves. I usually add 20% more vegetables and/or toss in a couple of leeks as well, along with a clove of garlic. Immersion blender works just as well as a blender.
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    Laura 2 years ago
    Really good! Not too salty. I switched out the celery for leeks because it was what I had on hand, and it turned out delicious. I would recommend this recipe.
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    MD 2 years ago
    Fabulous and so easy!!!! This will become a staple around our home.
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    Joshua Leong 2 years ago
    Delicious! I don’t do the blending part. We like the chunky version
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    Jason 2 years ago
    it's really yummy. added some diced red potatoes. used cured ham shredded which is a must
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    Laura 2 years ago
    Was so delicious! But, I had to make changes based on what was available to me at the time. I had purchased a large ham as we headed into COVID lockdown, then divided it into smaller chunks, proportioned for 2-3. For this recipe, I used the section with the bone included. So, I didn’t really need more salt. Also, I had to use fresh celery instead of dried, as well as dried thyme instead of fresh.
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    Mike Kennelly 2 years ago
    it was perfect! would definitely make this again!
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    Sarah Duff 2 years ago
    This turned out really well. As smoked ham hocks weren’t in the store I used regular ham hocks, which I suspect led to a less complex flavour and had to add a lot more salt to compensate. Made it in my Instant Pot at high pressure for 45 mins with a natural release. Next time I would add more peas as I like a thicker soup and potentially liquid smoke since I can’t source the smoked hocks. FYI that it made 8 portions rather than the stated 5, but I’m definitely not complaining about that.
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    Shar 2 years ago
    Really good , never made it to directions literally, too many pop ups overload for phone. Did in crock pot on highish , about 3-4 hours
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    Sharon Ballantyne 2 years ago
    This soup is sooo good my husband loved it I didn’t use ham hocks but a bone in ham. Very tasty and perfect on a cool fall day
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    Maria Pina 2 years ago
    My father in law said it was the better split pea soup he has ever had
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    massimo y. 2 years ago
    Very good. Good use of the end of a whole prosciutto. A stick blender is fantastic for soups.
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    Laura Kramer 2 years ago
    Excellent! Fantastic taste I used a small ham I had in the fridge. Prob too much ham But was great as written.
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    Alice C. 2 years ago
    My husband doesn’t like the soup blended, but loves this recipe! I let it cook awhile longer and he eats as is.
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    Eunice Murphy 2 years ago
    Turned out great! Simple and delicious
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    mMallon 3 years ago
    Old fashion favorite
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    Mary 3 years ago
    Simple and tasty. Adding this to the rotation.
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    Debbie Clark 3 years ago
    it was delicious. I used chicken broth instead of water and added chopped up kale and bay leaves.
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    Mikali 3 years ago
    Very tasty yum. will make again
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    Renee Collins 3 years ago
    I added 2 tsp fresh garlic to vegetables also added 2 tsp herb de Provence as I didn’t have fresh thyme. leftover ham bone and ham so I used that heavy 2 cups of ham. 2 cups carrots and 10 cups of broth/ water. I made this in morning and let it sit on stove all day. After boiling for 30 mins, reduced heat and added seasoning that came with peas and diced ham. Did not blend.
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    Jen 3 years ago
    Delicious! You can alter in lots of ways, but I made it per the recipe, except with leftover honey baked ham instead of ham hock. Turned out great!
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    Holly Yolles 3 years ago
    very good. had to use ground thyme in place if fresh, but perfect out come. will make this again!