Split Pea Soup with Ham

Last updated: March 2022

Savory, comforting and full of flavor, this hearty soup is a great source of fiber and so easy to make. As the dried split peas cook they begin to soften and make a deliciously thick and creamy soup.

Ingredients for split pea soup with ham

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup lean ham, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Makes 6

Directions for the recipe

  1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat combine all ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Cover pot with lid slightly tilted and reduce heat to simmer.
  2. Simmer on low-heat for 45-60 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove bay leaf and serve hot.

Fiber Facts: Split peas are a high fiber food. When a food has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving you can subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate number, which for this recipe would give 31.3 grams net carbohydrate.

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Nutrition facts

Serves 6 (about 1 1/3 cups each)

  • calories: 316
  • calories from fat: 14
  • cholesterol: 10mg
  • dietary fiber: 21.6g
  • potassium: 1033mg
  • protein: 24.7g
  • sodium: 563mg
  • sugars: 8.0g
  • total carbohydrates: 52.7g (net carbs: 31.1g)
  • total fat: 1.5g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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