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Homemade Split Pea Soup Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 402
This Homemade Split Pea Soup recipe is the perfect winter soup to warm your whole family. This smooth and hearty split pea soup is packed with flavor from tender split peas, delicious ham, and fresh veggies!


  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup carrot (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 2 1/4 cups yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb dried split peas (rinsed and dried)
  • 1 medium ham bone
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme (divided)
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup diced ham
  • garlic croutons (for garnish)


  • In a large soup pot, melt the butter and add in the onion, carrot, celery, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Saute the vegetables until they are completely softened then add in the garlic until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Once garlic is aromatic, add in the split peas. Toss in the ham bone, bay leaves, a tsp of the fresh thyme. Pour the chicken stock and water over these ingredients and bring to a boil. Once the soup has reached a rolling boil, reduce to a simmer and allow to continue to simmer between 60-90 minutes. Stir occasionally throughout the simmer time until the soup has reached your preferred consistency and the split peas are fork tender. Add the diced ham in the last 20 minutes of cooking. Discard the ham bone and bay leaf and add in the remaining thyme. Serve hot with additional fresh thyme and garlic croutons
Calories: 402kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2856IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg