Smoky Pea Soup

Smoky Pea Soup

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Serving: 6

Smoky Pea Soup is hearty and flavored with smoked ham and a bit of cream.


  • 1 pound green split peas, rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped
  • 3 each, carrots and celery ribs, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 celeriac or rutabaga, peeled and chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1, 32 ounce box chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups smoked ham or cooked polish sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  1. Peas in a large pot. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches; heat to simmer; skim off foam. Cover and cook until peas are almost tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan. Add onions, carrots, celery and celeriac. Cook until tender about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and tarragon; cook 2 minutes. Stir vegetables into peas along with the ham bone and broth. Simmer, uncovered, stirring often, until all vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Remove bone. Puree soup until smooth. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Stir in ham and sausage and top with a drizzle of cream.


Comments on "Smoky Pea Soup"