Ham and Pea Soup

Ham and Pea Soup

It’s very snowy here in Maine and I have a meaty ham bone from Christmas! You know what that means??? Ham and Pea Soup!! I love it chunky with whole peas and lots of veggies, but you can use split peas if you like and puree the soup, your choice. This is my recipe that I have been making for many years.

Ham and Pea Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
1 meaty ham bone
1 bag whole peas (dried)
2 cartons low salt chicken broth, or 64 oz water
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped into chunks
pepper to taste


In a large pot add olive oil over medium heat, add onions and garlic and saute until soft and fragrant, add carrots, celery and potatoes, saute for another 5-6 minutes. Add ham bone and peas, cover with broth or water. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and let simmer on a gentle boil for around one hour or until peas and veggies are soft. Remove ham bone, cut off ham into bite size chunks, add ham back to soup. Stir in and serve. Add pepper to taste.

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  • http://twitter.com/SimpleLivingEat Simple Living Eating (@SimpleLivingEat)

    What a great post holiday soup. I would love if you brought it by my foodie friday party today.

    • http://mooreorlesscooking.wordpress.com nettiemoore11

      Thank you! I’ll stop by your party today! Nettie

  • Debi

    Reminds me of my precious Mama…she made in the winter, mostly. Thank you for a delicious recipe and heart warming memories. <3

    • http://mooreorlesscooking.com/ nettie

      Oh sweet DEbi! Sending you hugs! So Many recipes bring back fond memories, so happy to share with you! Nettie

  • Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

    So hearty and nourishing for a cold winter’s night! Stay warm my friend!

    • http://mooreorlesscooking.com/ nettie

      Thank you Linda!! We are trying!! It actually warmed up here to 30!! Nettie

  • Janette @ Culinary Ginger

    One of my favorite soups, so comforting. Great recipe.

    • http://mooreorlesscooking.com/ nettie

      Thank you Janette!

  • http://www.skinnykitchen.com/ nancy@skinnykitchen.com

    My kind of soup Nettie!

    • http://mooreorlesscooking.com/ nettie

      Thank you Nancy!! Hope you are having a great weekend! Nettie