Old Fashioned Split Pea Soup


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Sometimes you just want the classics, like this split pea soup Mom used to make.

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8 servings


  • 1 lb. dry green split peas
  • 2 qts. water
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 C. chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • dash pepper
  • 1 C. chopped celery
  • 1 C. chopped carrot
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

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In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cover dried peas with 2 qts. of water. Bring split peas to a boil; boil gently for 2 minutes. Set aside to soak for 1 hour. Add ham bone, chopped onion, garlic powder, marjoram, thyme, and pepper. Bring split pea soup to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove meat from bone; dice and return to pea soup with chopped celery and carrot. Simmer split pea soup slowly for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste split pea soup and add salt.

Yield: 8 Servings

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