There were many days I watched my grandma and my mother make soup but I was always amazed at this pea soup, how it magically turned smooth and creamy. Now that I’ve been cooking for my family I put lots of veggies in it with as much love as long ago❤️ It still is a favorite of mine. Your Easter ham bone makes such flavorful soup, try it!!
1 Ham bone (with meat left on it)
1lb bag of dried green split peas
3 small carrots, diced
2 celery stalks with leaves, diced
1 med onion, diced
2 lg cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of chicken broth
4 cups of water
freshly grated pepper to taste
Small amts. of chicken soup base for added flavor if needed
Add Ham bone to lg. Dutch oven with olive oil and slightly brown on all sides. Then add carrots, celery, onion and garlic to pan and sauté till all are soft (you may want to add alittle more oil to pan at this time, stirring to keep the veggies from burning). Now add dried peas and liquids to pan. Stir all together and bring to a boil. Once boiling turn heat down to let simmer for about 2 hrs or till soup becomes thickened, stirring frequently!
Add some freshly ground pepper and/ or some chicken soup base to soup to make more flavorful if desired or needed.
Garnish each bowl of soup with extra ham,cheddar cheese,and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy with crusty bread or crackers to dip❤️