Ham and split pea soup is a delicious use of leftover holiday ham and today I’m bringing you an easy and hearty soup that eats like a meal.
Christmas Eve dinner in our house is traditionally an orange glazed spiral cut ham with sweet potatoes and green beans. The ham makes great leftover sandwiches. When all the large slices are gone and you get close to the bone, all there’s left are small pieces of ham, that’s when I love to make my easy ham and split pea soup.
This soup comes together quickly, then everything goes into a soup pan and then it must cook for an hour and what you’re left with is a soup that tastes like it has cooked for hours.
I like to dice all the ingredients the same size, that makes for even cooking and easier eating. You can of course, chop them larger if you like a chunkier soup. I also have in the past added diced potato, but that is optional.
This soup is great for the entire chilly weather season and whenever my store has hams available, this soup is on the menu. It also freezes really well too for up to 3 months so I like to stock pile my freezer and I have a filling, hearty meal whenever I’m craving soup.
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