Split Pea and Ham Soup

Its after Christmas, you’re looking in the refrigerator wondering what you are going to do with all the holiday leftovers. There’s a ham, carrots, celery, some onions and you have no idea what to do? Make soup. Its easy, its good for you and it cleans out some of the fridge. Win! Bonus if its cold outside and you’re freezing too.

Split Pea and Ham Soup
A quick hearty soup and easy way to use up some holiday leftovers.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt
  • 2-3 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 8 Cups of Water
  • 1 Pound Spit Green Peas rinsed
  • 1 Ham bone
  • 2-3 cups Ham diced
  • 2 Bay leafs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Thyme
  • 2 stalks of Celery with leaved diced
  • 2 large Carrots peeled and diced
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Melt Butter and heat Olive Oil in pot over medium heat
  2. Add diced Onion and Salt and sweat for about 5 minutes until clear
  3. Add minced Garlic and cook 30 seconds until fragrant
  4. Add Water
  5. Add Rinsed Peas
  6. Add Ham Bone
  7. Add Diced Ham
  8. Add Bay Leaves
  9. Add Thyme
  10. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour
  11. After 1 hour, add diced Celery and Carrot
  12. Increase heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes
  13. Reduce to desired thickness
  14. Add Pepper to taste.
  15. Eat