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Ham & Split Pea Soup – 2 SmartPoints/Flex

I am not a fan of peas…at all. But for some strange reason, I LOVE split pea soup. Especially this recipe. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for it.  This is my Dad’s recipe. It’s my favorite split pea soup!

It’s not a difficult recipe, but it is somewhat time consuming….2 hours of cook time. It’s so worth it though! It’s also very filling.

One serving is 2 cups and it’s only 2 SmartPoints! Two cups of soup is a hearty portion!

This is also a great recipe you can freeze. My kids don’t like this soup (maybe one day they will) so I always have leftovers. That works for me!

When I make it I usually have it for dinner, then I freeze the rest to have for lunch.

Ham and Split Pea Soup

  • Servings: 7
  • Difficulty: average
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Yield: 7 servings (Each serving is 2 cups, 2 SmartPoints/Flex per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. dried split peas
  • 6 cups fat free chicken broth
  • Ham bone or ham hock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Small onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups ham, diced (I used Kroger brand which equaled 4 points)
  •  1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t Italian seasoning
  • 2 t horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add chicken broth, water, dried split peas, ham bone or ham hock and bay leaf to a large pot. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for one hour.
  2. Remove ham bone. At this point, I usually add another cup of water since the peas absorb a lot of the liquid.
  3. Use a hand-held blender to create a smooth texture.
  4. Add the onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and ham. Also add the Worcestershire sauce, parsley, basil, Italian seasoning and horseradish.
  5. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for one hour or until vegetables are cooked through.

 

 

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