Split Pea and Ham Soup


Here’s a delicious soup that I make ahead and store in the freezer. It’s very low fat and high in fiber.

1 pound diced ham, chopped finely

1 raw ham bone, optional

2- 16 oz bags split peas

2- 32 oz containers chicken stock, unsalted

6 medium to small Yukon gold potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 large white onion, finely chopped

4 cups small sliced carrots

1 stalk celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 chicken bouillon cubes

4 bay leaves

2 glasses of water

Add thyme, oregano, parsley, basil, garlic, etc…to taste


In a large soup pot. Combine all ingredients.

Cook on slow boil for 30 minutes until split peas and carrots are tender.

This recipe makes a huge pot of low fat, very healthy soup. I put it into individual containers in the freezer. This eliminates stopping for takeout on the long days when there’s no time to cook.

Also, it’s a lot more healthy than the store-bought canned soups.

Hope you enjoy my split pea and ham soup.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland


Single serving of Split Pea and Ham Soup