Ham and Split Pea Soup

July 05 00:00 2001 Print This Article
Ham and Split Pea Soup

Prep Time: 25 Minutes – Cost: $
“Servings: 6 – Difficulty Level: 2


  • 16 oz. package (2 cups) dried split peas
  • 2 lb smoked ham shank
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp basil leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) water
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped


  1. In a large saucepan, combine first 7 ingredients. Simmer, covered, for one hour.
  2. Stir in celery and carrots. Continue simmering covered for another 1/2 hour to 1 hour or until peas are tender and soup thickens. Remove peppercorns and ham shank; cut meat from bone and return to the soup. Heat through and serve hot.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving:
    402 Calories; 26 g Protein; 401 mg Sodium; 17 g Fat; 38 g Carbohydrate


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