Split Pea & Ham Soup is a favorite for us this time of year. There is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold and rainy day. Yes, our weather here in Maine has been one of the wackiest yet. We’ve not had any snow to speak of (believe me I am not complaining to the snow gods either), unless you want to count that drop of dandruff that fell from the clouds last week. Here in the mountains we’ve been mostly cold and dreary, not much sun to speak of either. On days like this all you want is a good ole’ bowl full of comfort food, a warm snuggly blanket, and a good book, or a movie or two. This hearty bowl of Split Pea & Ham Soup fits the bill.
I froze our left-over Thanksgiving ham bone along with some of the meat because I knew I would be making my mother’s Split Pea & Ham soup for those days you just want to curl up and put something warm and delicious into your belly. This along with my Prime Rib Stew is one of my husband’s favorite. He asks me each year if I’m making my mother’s Split Pea & Ham Soup, he did love her and her cooking, and what a wonderful cook she was. Each time I make it I think of her standing in her kitchen happily cooking away. I hope I’ve done her proud.
This Split Pea & Ham Soup is sure to warm your family up on a cold and lazy day this winter.
- 1 Tbsp. – Coconut Oil
- 1 small – Onion – diced small
- 2 Large – Carrots – diced
- 4 cups – Water*
- 4 cups – Chicken Stock
- 1 – Left-over Ham Bone – along with some meat
- 1 package – Dried Green Split Peas
- 4 small – Potatoes – diced
- 1 tsp – cumin
- 1 tsp – Ground Black Pepper
- ½ tsp – Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp – Cayenne Pepper
- 1 12oz bag – Frozen Peas
- Saute in 8 quart stock pot, onions and carrots in coconut oil on medium high for 3 minutes.
- Add water, chicken stock, ham bone, meat, potatoes, and dried peas. Stir to combine well.
- Add seasonings and cook on med/low for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add frozen peas and cook additional 30 minutes or until peas are tender, stirring frequently. Serve with your favorite crackers.
*you may need more water or chicken stock, depending on how think or think you like your Split Pea & Ham Soup. Yield will vary depending on the amount of liquid added.
Split Pea & Ham Soup is a great way to warm up your family on a cold winter’s day. We enjoy ours with some homemade butter topped crackers and a sprinkle on some crushed peppers on the top. Yum! What a way to spend a nice relaxing day. This quick and easy recipe will have you snuggled up on the couch with your loved ones in no time at all. We hope your lazy day has been made easier using this recipe for my mother’s Split Pea & Ham Soup.
From my kitchen to yours,
Want another winter favorite? Try my tasty chicken soup – good for the soul!