Classic Pea Soup with Ham
Recipe type: Soup
Total time: 
Thick, hearty, healthy and soul-warming - a perfect pea soup!
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 each carrots and celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 ham bone with some ham remaining on it
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1½-2 cups dry green or yellow split peas, rinsed (2 cups if you like it very thick)
  1. In large Dutch oven or stock pot, heat oil over medium-low heat; sauté onion, carrots, celery, salt and pepper until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add ham bone, stock, water and peas. Bring to a boil, skimming off foam that comes to the top. Cover and simmer 1½-2 hours.
  3. Remove pan from heat. Take out ham bone and any chunks that have fallen off of it. Purée soup to desired consistency.
  4. Remove any meat on ham bone; chop and add to soup.
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