Split Pea Soup

With best 20 mins of prep time and simply seven elements, this soup will remedy your cravings for a comfy, soul-warming meal without a ton of work. Split pea and ham soup is pretty much the easiest, least fussy soup you’ll ever make, and this time-tested recipe is one y... MORE+


Ingredients

2 1/4 cups dried split peas, (1 pound), sorted and rinsed
8 cups of water
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 ham bone or 2 pounds shanks
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)

Steps

1 Heat peas and water to boiling in a 4-quart Dutch oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
2 Stir in onion, celery, and pepper. Add ham bone. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
3 Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces.
4 Stir ham and carrots into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots