Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe With Ham: Leftover Ham at Its Finest by 30Seconds Food

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Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe With Ham: Leftover Ham at Its Finest

Split pea soup is the perfect way to use leftover ham and that ham bone. This easy split pea soup recipe is thick, flavorful and filling. The soup is made with onion, celery, garlic, broth, split peas (of course!), leftover ham, carrots and seasonings. How could you go wrong?

With plenty of vegetables and ham, we think you'd enjoy a bowl of this hearty split pea and ham soup recipe right now. Makes a satisfying lunch or dinner on a cold night. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) dried split peas, washed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ham bone from leftover ham 
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups leftover cooked ham

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add the onion and celery and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add the chicken broth, water, split peas, bay leaves and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Put the ham bone into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 1 hour or until peas are tender. 
  4. Remove the ham bone from the soup. Add the carrots and chopped ham. Cook about 30 more minutes or until carrots are tender. 

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Dutch Oven $10 & Up
Dry Split Peas $3 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up
Dried Thyme $3 & Up
Bay Leaves $3 & Up

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I am so making this! 😍
Looks really delicious.
Elisa Schmitz
One of my fave soups. Can't wait to make it myself!
I have this on my stove right now ...since I tend to be vegetarian/vegan (actually will eat fish upon occasion) I used smoked paprika and a dash or two of soy sauce and worcestershire in place of the ham. It smells great and I love pea soup so I think this is going to be awesome
Elisa Schmitz
Oooh, that's a great idea. Thank you for sharing your substitutions, and let us know how you like it. I can almost smell the deliciousness from here, Tex !
So, so good ...making it again this evening!
Elisa Schmitz
So great to hear that, Tex ! Did you use the same substitutions as last time, or try a different way? Hope you enjoyed it as much as last time. Thank you for sharing!
Barry Humfrey Geraldton
Thank you so much for Sharing

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