Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe


Preparation Time1 Hr 25 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Dried green split peas1 Pound, sorted, drained, rinsed
 Hot water6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Diced potato1 Cup (16 tbs) (1/4 Inch Cubes)
 Thinly sliced carrot1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped low fat boiled ham2 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
 Low sodium instant chicken bouillon granules2 Teaspoon
 Dried thyme leaves1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Whole peppercorns24

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.36 g0.56%

Saturated Fat 0.15 g0.76%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.3 mg1.1%

Sodium 125.5 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 21.1 g84.3%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 22 g43.3%

Vitamin A 42.9% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 20.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In 5-quart casserole, combine all ingredients.
Microwave at High for 10 minutes.
Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
Microwave for 30 minutes.
Stir and re-cover.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) for 30 to 45 minutes longer, or until peas are tender.
Let stand, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and peppercorns before serving.