• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup carrot (diced, about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (about 2 small)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds in total weight)
  • 2 cups green peas (dried split, sorted and rinsed)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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NutritionView more



Calories140Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat60
Total Carbohydrate16g5%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Armer 3 Jul
Delicious. I had a ham bone with a lot of meat in the freezer, so used it. It turned out great.
Anne Cook 21 May
Excellent, and so easy to make! I give the recipe an A+.
Bill 1 May
Turned out great although I used four hocks instead of two for extra meat but all in all very happy the way it turned out..... might add some red pepper flake next time for a little zing.....
Susanna D. 19 Apr
Delicious when I added 1/8 tsp of cumin!
First time it’s ever turned out...Had to keep it at a boil to break up the peas but delicious
Turned out great! I used dried thyme because I didn’t have fresh and it was still delicious.
It turned out great I added some Mexican creme when serving it
Wonderful flavor and perfect texture for split pea soup.
Patty J. 10 Jan
Added to much water and next time I’d add some garlic cloves!?
Had to add a little more pepper for flavor other than that came out great. Love Yummly recipes.
Meghan 30 Dec 2017
Great recipe. Needs to cook closer to 2+ hours though. Also salt and pepper should be added at various points.
Alex P. 27 Nov 2017
Made this for a few buddies after a mountain bike ride. Great for a chilly San Diego night!
Benjamin T. 19 Nov 2017
Awesome is all I can say
Renee H. 27 Oct 2017
Excellent Yes will definitely make each month of winter
K Fletch 17 Sep 2017
My first attempt at split pea soup, and it came out AMAZING! I love smoked ham hocks, but my store was out, so i used smoked turkey wings. They gave off the same smoky flavor, but yielded WAY more meat. I did have to simmer the soup for about 30 minutes after pureeing 3/4 of it, to get the right consistency.
Stephanie P. 31 Jan 2017
its perfect! I used smoked pork neck instead of ham hock since my local store didnt carry them, tho.
Hanne 10 Jul 2016
Delicious. Cooked it for 2 hours as per the directions on the packet of split peas. Will add potatoes next time. Really liked the addition of thyme.
Rand S. 17 Feb 2016
It was great I added some barley too. I used a smoke pork shank. It was a bit tough. I'll use hocks next time