Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Split Pea Soup

Sheila gave me the ham bone from Christmas dinner so I could try some split pea soup. I got the split peas out of the bulk section at the grocery store and actually got the recipe right there too! I forgot to measure the peas out before I let them soak overnight, so I'm pretty sure I had more peas than was called for but it turned out yummy anyway! I think the hardest thing about the recipe was being home all afternoon so it could cook. I had planned to be home, but then the rain lifted and I wanted to go out for a walk (I ended up turning off the stove and just going).

Charlotte declared it, "Yep, good" when I asked if she liked it.

And, my goodness it made a lot! I froze about half of it for another time. Yummy and super duper cheap to make! (Especially given that I got the ham bone for free!)

I'd love to try some alterations. Any ideas?

Split Pea Soup
Printable Recipe

2 c dried split peas
1 ham bone
3 stalks celery, chopped fine
3 carrots, chopped
3 qts water
1 large onion
1 spring parsley

Soak peas in water overnight.  Add in ham bone, onion, celery, carrots, parsley. Heat to boiling, cover. Simmer 4-5 hrs until peas are tender and liquid is partially cooked down. Season to taste with salt ad pepper.


  1. Substitute white navy beans for peas and you get excellent bean soup. mom

  2. Remind me to send you a recipe of my mom's for beans that was a main course

  3. Putting carrots into the pea soup is good too.


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