A steaming bowl of hot pea soup, dotted with bits of smoky ham, is a great comfort food on a cold winter day. Pea soup freezes well so file this one with your make-ahead recipes.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Yield:
10 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine split peas, onion, garlic, bouillon cubes, bay leaf and water in 8-quart pot. Bring to boiling, breaking up cubes with wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour.

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  • Stir mixture in pot. Add ham, celery, carrot and thyme. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour or until desired smoothness. Add black pepper and liquid hot-pepper sauce.

  • Remove fresh thyme sprigs if using, bay leaf and garlic cloves. Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Stir in pimiento. Serve warm. Makes 10 cups.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 8mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 30g; insoluble fiber 11g; protein 14g; sodium 914mg.
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