/Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham

Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham

This post is sponsored by Grass Roots

Split pea soup is one of my VERY favorite soups!! I just love the thick texture (“that fog is as thick as split pea soup, ya hear!”) and it’s even bette with salty, smoked ham and a dollop of sour cream!

The craving hit me hard when Grass Roots sent me a package of their meats and this Hickory Smoked Ham was included!

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We received an assortment of meats, including bacon, chicken breasts, ground beef, center cut pork chops, a whole chicken, bratwurst, and the Hickory ham.

For my first recipe, I made the soup, but I can’t wait to grill some of these now that grilling weather is BACK!

Split Pea Soup Recipe

The ham, which was fully cooked, was great on sandwiches too! I diced up about two heaping cups for the recipe.

I made the soup in the instant pot! It was great to saute the veggies and garlic right inside, put on the lid and set and forget. But you could also very easily make this on the stove top. It will take about an hour the peas to get soft.

For the Instant Pot, after the veggies and garlic are soft, you simply add the broth, peas, ham, thyme and pressure cook high for 15 minutes. That’s it!

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Like I said, I like my soup THICK. Almost like oatmeal. If you prefer yours to be brothier, add some more broth!

Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup

This soup is thick as fog and showcases both split peas and diced ham. 


  • 1 pound of split peas rinsed
  • 2 cups diced smoked ham
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 4 cups broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Half a lemon


  • In the Instant Pot, sauté veggies and garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil.

  • Add ham, broth, thyme, peas, and salt and pepper.

  • Set to Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.

  • Natural release for 10 minutes and then vent and open lid.

  • Serve with fresh thyme, a squeeze of lemon juice, and sour cream on top.

You want to know what else is a ham? THIS GUY! He actually loved the soup!!

Thanks to Grass Roots for sponsoring this post. Don’t forget to take advantage of their offer of $50 off! To get $50 off your box of $125 plus free shipping, use the code KYOUNGER at checkout.

Please note this post contains affiliate links and they give me a small commission per order. 

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