Split Pea Soup Retooled

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This soup preparation with reduced-fat low-salt ham comes in with only 252 calories per serving and just 2.2 grams of fat, this recipe is just as tasty as any split pea soup I have made or eaten. Split peas are so fun to cook with and they sure do make for a tasty soup too, here is a version that yields eight portions of tasty goodness. In addition, with the winter weather we have had the past few months, this is another perfect warm treat for a cold day or night.

Modified and adapted from the Weight Watchers magazine cookbook entitled “Simple and Classic Home Cooking”, found on page 162 in the Soups section. This recipe yields eight portions and each serving has the following from the original recipe nutritional amounts per serving: 4 points, 252 calories, 43.7g carbohydrates, 2.2g fat, 4.7g fiber, 16.6g protein, 4mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 66mg calcium.

Recipe Retool: One of the benefits of being a chef is being able to dissect a recipe and make it more of your own, based on years of experience, taste, and procedures. Working a little magic on this recipe yields a few small but certain changes that keep with the flavors and techniques that we are akin to enjoying. Some of the nutritional value amounts may vary a little from the original recipe due to our wizardry:

Since we use real butter, we replaced it in the original recipe calling for margarine.

The original recipe called for water, and we replaced it with chicken stock.

The original recipe also calls for salt; we omitted the additional salt since even a low-salt ham has enough sodium to extract into the soup.

In fact, the original recipe called for adding the ham at the end with the herbs and seasonings in step 3, we add the ham in our version in step 2 along with the chicken stock, split peas, and potato, thus extracting more of the salt and ham flavor into the soup during the one-hour or so of simmering.

分量: 8 servings


Cost per serving $1.65 詳細を見る


  1. 1. Heat butter in a large stockpot over medium heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery and sauté for about five to seven minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and continue to stir and sauté for another two to three minutes or so.
  2. 2. Add the chicken stock, split peas, and potato, then bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for about one hour, or until peas are tender.
  3. 3. Stir in the basil, oregano, and season to taste with the white pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 395g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 311  
Calories from Fat 46 15%
Total Fat 5.23g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.86g 7%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 943mg 39%
Potassium 1017mg 29%
Total Carbs 42.07g 11%
Dietary Fiber 16.8g 56%
Sugars 6.37g 4%
Protein 24.9g 40%


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  • james
    I am new to the site and found this recipe just browsing. My attention was caught because of my love for soups. I also noticed you are from North Carolina (presently) and I appreciate your time devoted to this very informative website. I am excited about becoming a chef one day and look forward to future interaction with such great information found here at cookeatshare.com This recipe will be tried and from just reading it I look forward to turning the gas on! - "Chefboyrbb"