Split Pea, Ham & Potato Soup

It is so easy to use leftover ham to make this gluten free split pea, ham & potato soup recipe. The flavor is incredible without the ham, but let’s face it, ham, like bacon makes everything taste better.  Garnishing the soup with fried, chopped ham and Gluten Free Seasoned Croutons puts this recipe over the top!

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Split Pea, Ham & Potato Soup

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

A flavorful, over the top gluten free split pea ham and potato soup recipe that will knock you and your gluten-eating friends/family's socks off!


  • 1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated or minced
  • 1 pound leftover Gluten Free Ham, diced
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 5 cups gluten free chicken broth (or 2 tbsp. "Organic Low-Sodium" Better Than Bouillon Base + 5 cups water)
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 russet potatoes


  1. Preheat a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add the onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the ham, split peas, bay leaf, chicken broth, and water. Stir and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. While the soup simmers, peel the potatoes and cut them into 3/4 to 1-inch cubes. After 1 hour of simmering, add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes and peas are tender, about an additional 20 minutes. Season with salt and plenty of ground black pepper. Garnish with chopped ham, fried in a small skillet and Gluten Free Seasoned Croutons, if desired.

One Reply to “Split Pea, Ham & Potato Soup”

  1. What a delicious hearty soup.
    I added some of the soup to my vitamix blender to make it a little more creamy without using dairy.

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