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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split Pea Soup with Ham

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.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition facts

Serves 6 (about 1 1/3 cups each)

calories: 316

calories from fat: 14

total fat: 1.5g

trans fat: 0.0g

cholesterol: 10mg

sodium: 563mg

potassium: 1033mg

total carbohydrates: 52.7g (net carbs: 31.1g)

dietary fiber: 21.6g

sugars: 8.0g

protein: 24.7g

Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.