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Mom's favorite Split Pea Soup

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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 45 | Cook Time 120

Why I Love This Recipe

I'm convinced that the secret to this is the ham bone - it has to be a honeybaked. Something about the flavor in it just doesn't have any equal. This is one of my mom's absolute favorite soups

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb green split peas
2 qts filtered water
1/4 c unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions diced
2 medium ribs celery, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
2 T roasted garlic
4 c homemade chicken stock
1/2 lb honeybaked ham
Honeybaked hambone
1/4 c minced parsley
2 c half and half
salt, pepper, and tabasco to taste
additional ham for garnish


Sort peas and rinse, then soak in 2 qts filtered water overnight

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat

Add onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, add roasted garlic

Add celery and carrots and cook another 10 minutes

Drain peas, add to pan

Stir in stock and bring to a boil

Add ham and hambone and parsley

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas are very tender, about 90 minutes

Remove ham and hambone from soup

When cool enough, remove ham from hambone and dice

Use immersion blender to puree about half of the soup

Return ham to soup, stir in half and half and heat thoroughly

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and tabasco

Garnish with julienned ham

Questions, Comments & Reviews

This soup is sooooo good!

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