Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 4 hrs

Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Recipe by  

"Creamy yellow pea soup studded with bits of ham, carrots, celery, and thyme. There is nothing like this one on a cold day! I am a Canadian now living in the US. and cannot get Habitant® soup anymore, so I came up with this version. I think it is as good as the real thing, if not better, because it is homemade."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 12 cups Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Place split peas, ham bone, carrots, onion, celery, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper into a large pot; pour in water. Bring mixture to a boil and skim off any foam with a spoon. Reduce heat; place a lid on the pot slightly ajar to allow some evaporation. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender and soup is thick, about 3 hours.
  2. Remove ham bone from soup; strip meat from ham bone, chop meat, and return it to the pot.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute 2 smoked pork hocks or 1 small ham shank for the leftover ham bone.
  • Adjust thickness of soup by adding a little water to thin or remove broth with a spoon for a thicker soup.
  • I sometimes use an immersion blender for a quick second to blend the soup, making sure to leave some chunky peas, carrots, celery, and ham.
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 20, 2014

should be very good. Is similar to the old stand by from my long dead grandmother. I usually add some garlic, bay leaf, and a bit of oregano. sometimes a cube of chicken bouillon. If you sauté the onions and other veg before adding the peas, you can reduce the time by using a pressure cooker for 15 minutes after bringing pot up to 15 pounds of pressure (high) for twelve minutes, and allow pressure to reduce slowly. If the peas are old, you ay need to put pot back on and cook a little longer, but as pot is hot, it wont take long to return to pressure. All in all, however you make it, nothing beats split pea soup on a cold Canadian winter's day. tomorrow I hear, should reach a high of minus 27 C. soup will be on the stove or in the pressure cooker to save electricity.

 
Apr 21, 2014

Excellent old fashioned recipe! I left the ham bone in during the cooking process to enhance the flavor. Thanks for sharing!

 
May 19, 2014

Ah, it's been a long time since I've found a true 5-star recipe. This was very, very good. I was looking for something close to Habitant Pea soup - this was much better, more like what 'ma mere' makes. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect.

 
May 07, 2014

First time I ever made it,was just delicious....we all loved it ....will keep making this ..so good...

 
May 02, 2014

Excellent taste. Even the kids liked it. Wouldn't add salt as the ham adds the salt flavour. Will make this again and again.

 
Mar 24, 2014

Great flavor. As long as you use the ham, you can leave the salt out totally. The ham adds flavor and salt all on its own. Used an immersion blender to finish off.

 
Feb 16, 2014

This is basically how I have always made it. Excellent, healthy soup. I leave out the celery as I don't care for the flavor, just a personal preference. My biggest problem always is finding yellow split peas. The stores in my area seldom have them on the shelf.

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 995 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Split Pea and Ham Soup I

This delicious split pea soup takes only a few minutes to prepare.

Split Pea Soup with Rosemary

See how to make a simple, savory, and budget-friendly split pea soup.

Ham and Split Pea Soup

See an easy recipe for making split pea soup.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States