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Split Pea Soup

Cozy up to a bowl of this hearty Split Pea Soup! Sweet split peas are cooked with tender ham, fluffy potatoes, and a delicious seasoning blend for a nutritious and flavor-packed dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: diced ham, green split peas, healthy
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups diced yellow onions about 1 large
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery about 1 small bunch
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrot about 3-4 large
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 (32 oz) cartons chicken broth
  • 1 (1 pound) bag dried green split peas
  • 1  pound ham cubed into small chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed Yukon gold potatoes approximately 1/2 - 1 inch cubes

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add in onions, celery, carrot, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme.
  • Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Stir in chicken broth, split peas, ham, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a simmer, turn heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Stir in potatoes, then re-cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Taste and re-season if necessary, then enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1839mg | Potassium: 1287mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4479IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4mg