You are here: Home » Recipes » Split Pea and Ham Soup Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 10 servings Barbecue sauce provides a sweet note to this split pea soup. For a vegetarian version, omit the ham. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Inspired by a soup in Soup Makes the Meal by Ken Haedrick, this split pea soup is cooked with a meaty ham bone. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped2 -- carrots, chopped 3 -- garlic cloves, minced1 pound green split peas10 cups water1 -- ham bone or ham hocks 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup barbecue sauce or sherry Instructions Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Saute 5 minutes. Add split peas, water and ham bone. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Add potatoes; simmer another 30 minutes. Remove ham bone from soup, pull meat off bone and set aside. Discard bone. Using an immersion blender, puree soup. Add meat and barbecue sauce. Serve with crushed pita or corn chips.