Take your dinner game to the next level with this classic Split Pea Soup. A delicious combination of split peas, ham, and fresh veggies in a wonderfully flavorful broth… it tastes just like comfort in a bowl!
I partnered with Zoup! Good, Really Good® to create this recipe. As always, all opinions are my own.
There’s something about a delicious bowl of soup that just can’t be beat. It’s warm, it’s comforting, and it has a way of warming you up from the inside out. Which is why as soon as fall is in the air, it’s officially soup season!
And when soup season is here, you can never have too many recipes. Starting, of course, with the classics. This Split Pea Soup is exactly that – a classic for good reason, because it’s packed with the most amazing flavors.
From the creamy peas to the smoky ham to the fresh veggies, it’s a flavor combo you just can’t resist. And when you add Zoup! Good, Really Good® Broth to the mix? It’s literally the best soup ever.
Because Zoup! Broth isn’t just your basic broth. Developed by a 20+year soup industry veteran and the team behind Zoup! Eatery , it’s kettle- cooked in small batches using the freshest ingredients, which
gives it and it has a complex, homemade taste. It’s also packaged in recyclable glass jars and. Best of all, it’s completely free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones, gluten, GMO’s, fat, trans fat and
saturated fat. Which This makes it my go-to broth for any recipe!
I used Zoup! Good, Really Good® Veggie Broth in this Split Pea Soup, but their lineup also includes
seafood broth, spicy chicken bone broth, original and low sodium chicken broth, chicken and beef bone broth, and certified organic chicken and veggie broth. And they are ALL be equally delicious! For even more versatility, Zoup! recently introduced Culinary Concentrates, a super-premium, gourmet broth concentrate lineup available in chicken, beef and savory vegan.
what you’ll need for this recipe
Split peas – Split peas are green peas that have been dried, peeled, and split, and they’re the main ingredient in this recipe. They can be found in the rice, grains & bean aisle at your local grocery store.
Ham – Ham adds a wonderful salty, smoky flavor to this soup. I used a ham bone and meat from a half bone-in ham, which is what makes this the perfect post-holiday soup. If you’re short on time or don’t have access to a ham bone, feel free to use any type of ham or see the recipe variations ideas below.
Veggies – Every soup needs fresh veggies, and this recipe calls for a simple combination of yellow onion, carrots, and celery. Don’t love chopping? You can often find chopped carrots and celery in the produce area at your local grocery store.
Broth – It’s not soup without the broth, and a good broth makes any soup that much better! I used Zoup! Good, Really Good® Veggie Broth in this recipe, which is available for purchase at at retailers across the country and online at ZoupBroth.com and Amazon.com. Use code 20LEMONTREE for 20% off your Zoup! purchase on Amazon now through 10/31 (one-time use).
Seasonings – This recipe uses a simple combination of seasonings, including fresh garlic, fresh thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. You can substitute dried seasonings in a pinch, but for the best flavor, use fresh!
how to make split pea soup
Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and sauté 2-3 minutes, then add the minced garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes more.
Add the split peas, ham bone, bay leaf and broth. To the pot, add the split peas, ham bone with meat, bay leaf and broth. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
Add the veggies and simmer. Remove the lid and stir, then remove the ham bone and chop or shred the meat into pieces. Return the meat to the soup pot and add the carrots, celery, salt, pepper and thyme. Simmer, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes or until veggies are tender and soup is thickened.
- Use Zoup! Veggie or Chicken Broths
- Substitute chopped chicken, bacon, or sausage for the ham
- Make it vegetarian by omitting the ham (you will need to add extra salt)
- Add additional veggies, such as potatoes, spinach, or mushrooms
- No ham bone? Feel free to use any type of chopped ham in this recipe!
Time Saving Tips
Short on time? Here are a few ways to get dinner on the table faster:
- Make the ham in advance and simply save the meaty bone for this recipe
- Use a package of diced ham from the grocery store
- Use pre-chopped veggies whenever possible
- Use an immersion blender to break the split peas down if you’re short on time for simmering
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- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 16 ounces dried split peas
- 64 ounces (8 cups) Zoup! Good, Really Good® Veggie Broth
- 1 meaty ham bone
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and sauté 2-3 minutes, then add the minced garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes more.
- To the pot, add the split peas, ham bone with meat, bay leaf and broth. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
- Remove the lid and stir, then remove the ham bone and chop or shred the meat into pieces.
- Return the meat to the soup pot and add the carrots, celery, salt, pepper and thyme.
- Simmer, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes or until veggies are tender and soup is thickened.
- You'll want about 2 cups of chopped ham in the final recipe, so be sure to leave plenty of meat on the bone. You can always add more ham if need be!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g