Easter Leftovers Made Into Split Pea Soup

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Easter has to be one of my favorite holidays for leftovers. We had an amazing ham yesterday with a ton of family and there were two huge ham bones leftover that I asked to take. There’s a great thrifty tip, don’t ever be ashamed to ask for leftovers! I will be able to use these two ham bones to make enough split pea soup for several meals as well as some for the freezer for later.

Do you have a ham bone from your Easter ham? Here’s the recipe I use. You can use this for the stove top too, but I love to throw everything into a crock pot and let it simmer all day.

What you need:

  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ribs of celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh pepper
  • 1 1/2 qts. hot water

What to do:

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given; pour in water. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off bone. Remove bones and bay leaf.

What’s your favorite Easter leftover recipe?


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