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Yellow Split Pea Soup
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Yellow Split Pea Soup With Ham

This yellow split pea soup recipe uses leftover ham bone to create a hearty and savory soup that's perfect for chilly weather!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: ham bone soup, split pea soup, split pea soup with ham bone, yellow split pea soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Jersey Girl Cooks (Lisa Grant)


  • 1 leftover ham bone with meat still attached
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 large onion peeled
  • 3 large carrots peeled
  • 3 stalks celery leaves cut off
  • 1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
  • 16 ounces dried split peas rinsed and picked through
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large stock pot, put ham in water on medium heat. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and simmer for an hour or more.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery and seasoning. Simmer for another hour.
  • Strain stock and reserve ham bone and vegetables.
  • Add the stock and split peas to the pot. Chop up the vegetables (they will be soft) and remove all the ham from the bone shredding it in bite size pieces. Add veggies and ham to the soup. Simmer for an hour or until peas are soft. Cook longer if creamier soup is desired. Add extra water if needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5231IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg