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Split Pea (Soup) For Me!

I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ham and a ham bone, split pea soup with chopped ham it is!

I came across this great recipe on Pinterest. Naturally I added my own this and thats… but Uncle Bill 😉 you sure already have a winning recipe here!

Here is how I changed things up,

I used 4 cups beef broth (no bouillon cubes) and 4 cups water

I added only 1 chopped onion

I used 1/2 tsp dried thyme

At end of cooking time I added in 1 cup of cooked chopped ham

After following the original recipe for pre cooking peas, and all ingredients were added I simmered the soup for only 35 minutes.

I left the soup chunky but it can certainly be smoothed out a bit. I just liked the look of the chopped vegis and ham in the soup.

This soup has great flavor! I topped my bowl of soup with croutons. My husband stayed the purist.

Second day soup is so very yummy, I topped my leftover soup with croutons and a dollop of Greek yogurt for creaminess, oh so good!

Enjoy! g.

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Hi, thanks for stopping bye. I have so many passions, not quite sure (ever,) where to start. I hope you find posts here on my blog that are interesting to you. I have a culinary background, having spent time studying in Hollywood Ca. and in the South of France. I am also a passionate amateur photographer. Lately I've been trying my hand at the written word as well. Enjoy.


  1. I was 11 when my dad died suddenly. EVERYONE gave us canned hams! Mom made split pea soup every time she’d opened a can and we ate that soup for several days; I’d eat the potatoes out of mine and she’d add more potatoes the next time she served it; I HATED pea soup then, and it was a few years into my marriage before I actually made it myself. Now I don’t do it often, but as with you, a ham bone and some leftover ham really DO lead to pea soup!


    • Ah I am so sorry. Not at all the best food memory to have. Well I hope my recipe here will help continue to change that for you, though the sudden death of a loved one is a pierce like no other.

      Take care, thanks for stopping bye and happy holidays to you and yours.

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