Ham and Split Pea Soup

Warm and hearty! This rich soup combines ham, veggies and celery – a delicious dinner.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) dried split peas, rinsed, sorted
2
medium stalks celery, sliced
1
medium carrot, finely chopped
1
small onion, chopped
1
(2-lb.) ham shank
6
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
6
peppercorns
  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until peas are tender and soup thickens.
  • 2 Remove peppercorns and ham shank. Remove ham from bone; cut into bite-sized pieces. Return ham to soup; discard bone and peppercorns. Simmer until thoroughly heated.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    610mg
    610%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    20g
    20%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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