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Split Pea Soup with Ham

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

Makes 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients for split pea soup with ham

  • 6 cups water
  • 2½ cups dried green split peas, rinsed
  • ½ white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup lean ham, cubed
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions for split pea soup with ham

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

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

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