Split Pea Soup
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Split Pea Soup

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

6
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
2 hrs
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

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

Pepper

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

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

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  February 06, 2014

I just received this letter so I haven't tried it yet but it came at a good time. I have a ham bone from the holidays and I have all of the other ingredients on hand so I will be making it. It sounds delicious.

— says Vivian
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  February 04, 2014

This is a good basic recipe to build on. I also add diced potato, matchstix carrots, some minced garlic, a bay leaf and a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper.

— says Karen
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