Smoky Pea Soup

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 83mg
  • Calories: 454
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 35mg
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 566mg


  • 1 ham bone from a roast or 1/2 cooked smoky bacon
  • 1 pound green split peas
  • 2 large carrots, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 32-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large, heavy stockpot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours or until the vegetables are very tender, adding up to 2 cups more broth if necessary. Add salt, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, tasting after each addition.
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