Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham

Tackee David's Split Pea with Ham

David Cobbs 3

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


4 h 5 m servings 205 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • 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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  1. 16 Ratings


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 WAH...

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 cel...

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 instea...

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 co...

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 wr...

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.

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...

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 slo...

I like this recipe. The soup is hearty but for me needs a bit more flavor. I did forgo the pea boiling/soaking but did make sure to put them in a colander rinsing well and picking through like y...