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Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe

Atkins Ham and Split Pea Soup
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz Ham, cured and roasted
  • 1 small Onions
  • 1 cup Green Split Peas, Dry
  • 1 14.5 oz can Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 14 1/2 fl oz Tap Water
  • 3/4 tsp Sage, ground


Ingredient note: We suggest using fresh sage if available.
  1. Dice ham steak into ½-inch pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepot over medium heat. Cook ham 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add remaining tablespoon of oil to pot. Dice the onion and add to the pot, cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Add rinsed split peas, broth, water and sage. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes, or until peas are tender.
  3. Purée half the soup in a blender, and return to pot along with reserved ham. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Each serving is about 1 cup of soup.

Cooking Tip

Tough week ahead? Make this soup in advance, freeze it in a container, and then reheat in a pot over the stovetop with a splash of water.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)