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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Old-fashioned, homemade Split Pea Soup made with smoked ham shanks. What could be better?

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20 min
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 ribs (1 1/2 cups) celery, chopped

1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped

9 cups water

2 medium (1 cup) carrots, chopped

1 1/2 pounds ham shanks

1 (16-ounce) bag dried green split peas

Salt, as desired

Pepper, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add celery and onion; cook 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

  2. STEP 2

    Add all ingredients except salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat 12-14 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 hour or until soup begins to thicken.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove ham shanks. Continue cooking 30 minutes.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut meat off bones; discard bones. Return meat to soup. Cook 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition (1 serving)

520 Calories
16 Fat (g)
80 Cholesterol (mg)
1020 Sodium (mg)
51 Carbohydrates (g)
21 Dietary Fiber
44 Protein (g)
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