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Split Pea Soup

Hearty and full of flavor, this Split Pea Soup is one you'll want to make over and over! The ham bone adds meat and salt to the dish, making it super filling. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Split pea soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 578kcal
Author: Mique Provost


  • 1 ham bone
  • 3 c green split peas dry
  • 8 c water more if needed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 c onion minced
  • 1 small potato thinly sliced
  • 2 c carrots sliced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes


  • In a large stock pot, place the ham bone, split peas, water, bay leaf, 2 chicken bouillon cubes and salt. 
  • Reduce heat to simmer. 
  • Simmer uncovered for 3-4 hours. 
  • Remove bay leaf. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic, celery, potato and carrots.
  • Sauté vegetables until tender.
  • Add the vegetables to the soup along with the vinegar, mustard and thyme. 
  • Cook the soup for 20 more minutes. 
  • Add more water if the soup gets too thick.
  • Remove the ham bone from the soup and chop up any meat into bite sized pieces, return to the soup. 


Optional: To serve, add chopped tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream.


Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 1888mg | Fiber: 41g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 10910IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 8.2mg