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Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham Recipe
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Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham

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"A delicious and hearty good-for-winter soup. This is the kind of soup where just about anything works."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 50 mins

    4 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place the peas and water into a large soup pot over medium heat; bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes, and set aside off the heat to cool for 1 hour.
  2. Place the ham bone into the pot with the peas, and stir in onion, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder, and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the ham bone, and cut as much ham as possible from the bone; chop the ham, and return to the soup. Stir in celery. Discard ham bone. Bring soup back to a simmer, and cook for 45 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Substitutions: You can use chicken broth instead of water; instead of ham, use bacon, pork; add garlic; saute the onions first; add cubed potatoes, carrots, or other vegetables.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2011

OMG! I was in a pinch because i usually buy dry peas that have a good recipe on the bag. Well funny thing...not this time, so i looked at all the recipes for pea soup with ham bones....and WAHOOO that Dave posted this....because this is sooo close to how i have made this off the packages over the years, i have to say this is the BEST recipe, because i love the thyme and marjoram and garlic... i like to add carrots and sometimes diced potatoes...just to vary it up...i also use ham boullion instead of salt (to taste) cuz that is awesome..... THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME .....WITH OR WHITHOUT THE MEAT... do try...(i like to cook mine longer, cuz i like a thicker soup...) but this could be vegetariain easy! Dave...excellent recipe!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2011

I don't know what it was exactly, but we really didn't like this and we love pea soup. I actually threw it out. I can only guess it was the combination of spices. I did use a pork hock rather than a ham bone, so maybe that had an off taste. Don't know, but it wasn't good. Sorry.

May 23, 2011

This soup was a delicious alternative to my mom's more basic split pea soup. The herbs and garlic gave it great flavor. I didn't have marjoram, so I substituted oregano. I was also out of celery, so I added chopped carrots and a chopped baking potato instead. I'm sure it changed the flavor, but it was still quite good (and I'll try the celery another time). I also added some extra water, but I still ended up with a hearty, satisfying soup.

Feb 26, 2012

This was fabulous....we just made it today...did not have marjoram or thyme so we just substituted italian seasoning. We also used chicken broth instead of water, no celery, used carrots instead....this will be a regular in our house...thank you....

Feb 02, 2012

We really enjoyed this soup. Peas don't need to be soaked so I skipped that step. It needed a bit more pepper for us & I did add carrots - but that is just personal taste. I would prefer to cook the ham bone separately and then skim the fat off the broth. Thanks for a good recipe.

Jan 28, 2012

I looked at every split pea soup recipe on this site. This one was not very highly rated, but appeared to be just what I was looking for. Absolutely delicious. I made the recipe exactly as written, except added some chopped carrots for color. My husband, who said he doesn't really care for pea soup, ate 3 bowls.

Jan 03, 2012

This was our second time making this. We just love it. I add a finely chopped carrot, for a little color, when I add the celery.

Jan 06, 2013

Made it last night. D E L I C I O U S !! Followed the first step but adding: some diced carrots for color, some diced potatoes and some cubed ham besides the meatty bone. Then, trowed in my slow cooker on slow for about 8 hours. Excellent!! Thanks David :)


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 15.1 g
  • 60%
  • Protein
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

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

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