Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
A steaming bowl of hot pea soup, dotted with bits of smoky ham, is a great comfort food on a cold winter day. Pea soup freezes well so file this one with your make-ahead recipes.
Prep 20 m
Cook 120 m



  1. 1 of 3 Combine split peas, onion, garlic, bouillon cubes, bay leaf and water in 8-quart pot. Bring to boiling, breaking up cubes with wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour.
  2. 2 of 3 Stir mixture in pot. Add ham, celery, carrot and thyme. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour or until desired smoothness. Add black pepper and liquid hot-pepper sauce.
  3. 3 of 3 Remove fresh thyme sprigs if using, bay leaf and garlic cloves. Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Stir in pimiento. Serve warm. Makes 10 cups.
Nutrition Information for Split Pea Soup
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 8 mg chol., 1 g sat. fat, 11 g fiber, 914 mg sodium, 188 kcal cal., 14 g pro., 30 g carb., 2 g Fat, total