My Mom’s New Year’s Day Ham Soup

March 27, 2016 drdarria 0 Comments

(note, can eat this ANY time–I almost always make it anytime after my family has ham).


Prep: 15 minutes  /  Cook: 3 hours (Or more.  You cant go wrong here).


  • 1 1/2 c split peas (fast-cooking)
  • 1 onion (cut into eighths)
  • 1 bunch celery (cleaned, chopped into 1-2 inch pieces)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 bay leaf
  • My mom’s recipe calls for “lots of ham”.  I typically use the remaining ham bone from a spiral cut ham, and then about 1 pound ham.

To cook

  1. Toss in all ingredients (yes, this is another one of THOSE recipes.  I have a pattern).
  2. Bring to a boil, then put on lid, and simmer 2-3 hours, until peas are soft.

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