Split Pea Soup Recipe


Difficulty LevelBetter BuyHealth IndexHealthy++
MethodMain Ingredient


 Meaty ham bone/Ham hock1
 Split peas1 Pound, rinsed and sorted
 Water3 Quart
 Lean bacon slice5 , chopped
 Carrot1 , chopped
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Thyme1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Bay leaves2
 Green onion/Green part of leeks1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1489 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.2%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.3%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 73.7 mg

Sodium 1426.3 mg59.4%

Total Carbohydrates 300 g99.9%

Dietary Fiber 124.3 g497.2%

Sugars 49.8 g

Protein 146 g292.2%

Vitamin A 263% Vitamin C 94.5%

Calcium 13.6% Iron 97.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place ham hock, split peas, and water in a large soup kettle and bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered.
Saute' bacon until fat is rendered.
Stir in carrot and onion.
Saute' until bacon is browned.
Add to soup kettle with the rest of the ingredients.
Simmerfor3 hours or until meat falls off the bone.
Slice meat into serving pieces and discard bone.
Add meat to soup; taste and correct seasonings.