Poofy Cheeks: Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup Recipe

April 24, 2014

Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup Recipe

Easter is over and I can’t seem to stop sneaking into the abundant supply of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies we have around here. Another thing we have left behind from Easter is a huge container of leftover ham! I have used it in two dinner recipes this week and still have quite a bit left! One of my favorite ways to use leftover ham and the ham bone is to use it for Split Pea Soup. As a kid I would have taken one look and the color alone would make me turn my nose up but now that I am (dare I say) older and wiser I realize you can’t judge food by its appearance.

Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup

This recipe was passed down to me from my dad (adapted from the Goya version) so it only made sense that when I served it for dinner last night I invite my parents over too!

Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup

  • 1 16 ounce package dry split peas
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 packet Goya Sazón without Annatto
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • Leftover ham bone
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 6 cups of chicken broth


  • Sort and rinse peas. Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. Once it has been brought to a boil cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer until peas are tender (about 60-90 minutes). Remove ham bone and serve.

Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup

Leftover Ham Split Pea Soup


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