Split Pea and Ham Soup - How to Use Left Over Ham after the Holidays

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May. 25, 2013

So I had some left over ham and decided to do a split pea and ham soup.
This dish is simple to make with limited ingredients.
Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garlic cloves 4 , chopped finely
Cooked ham 2 Cup (32 tbs) , diced
Chicken stock 1 Quart
Split peas 1 Pound , cleaned
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Ham bone 1
Bay leaf 1

Directions

MAKING

1. Place a soup pot on medium low heat, and melt butter.

2. Add in all the vegetables, and stir in salt and pepper.

3. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion gets translucent.

4. Add the bay leaf, ham, peas, ham bone and chicken stock, and let it simmer on medium low for 1 to 1 ½ hour or until the peas break down.

5. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, if needed.

SERVING

6. After 1 ½ hour remove the ham bone and serve hot as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 100 Minutes
Ready In: 100 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 442Calories from Fat 138

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 335 mg13.96%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 36 g72%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet