Split Pea Soup Recipe


Use your leftover ham and ham bone with this nice wintry soup. Split pea soup is a real comfort food. Use Cook’s Delight® Chicken Soup Base or Ham Soup Base to make the stock.  Chicken soup base is available on Amazon in individual quantities.

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This Recipe Is:
8LunchGluten Free sans croutonsCook’s Delight® Low Sodium Simply Chicken Base CH-809


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 medium leeks (white and pale-green parts only) - chopped
  • 2 celery stalks - chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 2 tsp Cook’s Delight® Chicken Base
  • pepper (ground) - to taste
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes - unpeeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped leftover ham
  • 1 ham bone
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • croutons (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)

Suggested Products

Cook’s Delight® Low Sodium Simply Chicken Soup Base CH-809

Cook’s Delight® Simply Ham Soup Base OM-844

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, leeks, celery, and garlic; season with pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, approximately 10-12 minutes.

Step 2

2. Add potatoes and ham.

Step 3

3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are just softened, 8-10 minutes.

Step 4

4. Add ham bone, thyme springs, bay leaves, split peas, Cook’s Delight® Chicken Base.

Step 5

5. Add water to cover.

Step 6

6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, until peas are very soft and falling apart, approximately 1 1/2-2 hours.

Step 7

7. Remove ham bone. Cut off extra ham meat and add to soup.

Step 8

8. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves from soup.

Step 9

9. Serve soup with sour cream and croutons, if desired.

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