Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

With a leftover ham bone, make sure there’s plenty of meat left on the bone for the soup. Instead of of using a ham bone try making this Split Pea Soup with a smoked pork butt. Don’t forget the croutons. Enjoy!


  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 2 Tbls of vegetable oil

  • 1 Tbls of butter

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • 3 stalks of celery, diced

  • 1 leftover ham bone with meat

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tsp of dried thyme

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

  • 8 cups of water

  • 1 package of plain or garlic croutons.


  • Place the peas in a colander and rinse under cold water.

  • In a large pot, sauté the garlic, onions, carrots and celery in the oil for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add the ham bone, split peas, bay leaves, thyme and water.

  • Bring to a boil.

  • Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1 hour and 15 minutes until the ham on the bone is tender and the peas are falling apart.

  • Stir during this time.

  • Remove the ham bone and bay leaves from the pot.

  • Pick off all the meat from the bones and place the meat back in the pot.

  • Season with salt and pepper.

  • Serve with croutons

    Serves 4 to 6 people

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