Recipe: Rustic Split Pea Soup With Ham

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If you prepared a ham for Easter Sunday, and are trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers, this recipe for split pea soup should help.  A crock pot works best for this and you can add as much or as little split peas as you’d like.  Some people like it thick, and others thin.

Split Pea Soup With Ham


1/2 – 1lb leftover ham
1 1/2 lbs of dried split peas
2 chopped carrots
1 chopped onion
3 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil


Rinse, drain and pick over your peas. Add peas to crock pot, cover with 3″ warm water and turn crock pot on high. Add ham and cover. Saute carrots and onions in olive oil until lightly browned, add minced garlic and saute for one minute longer. Toss sautéed goodness over ham and pea mixture. Add salt, pepper and thyme. Stir and replace lid.

Set it and forget it. Come back 6 hours later and eat until your belly is nice and full. Serve with rolls. Enjoy.

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  1. Just made this for dinner… Delicious!! I didn’t have ham, so I used mild breakfast sausage in its place. It was so easy, cheap :) and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Thanks this is now our favorite split recipe. Its the best.

  3. Made this last night and it was awesome. Thanks so much for all you do Mavis. You are so appreciated.

  4. This is the best recipe ever! My husband is now asking me to double the recipe each time I make it so he can have lots of leftovers. Of course, this is the kind of soup that gets even better with time. Our co-op sells smoked ham cubes which are delicious and make this recipe even easier. Thank you for sharing!

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