Split Pea Soup with Red Wine and Ham |

Split Pea Soup with Red Wine and Ham

This hearty split pea soup is brimming with comforting flavors and textures. A bit of red wine makes for a special twist on a classic recipe. Methods for the stove-top and slow cooker included.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker splite pea soup, split pea ham soup, split pea soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 207 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups dried green split peas rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 strip kombu seaweed*
  • 3 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots finely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons celery leaf fresh, diced
  • 3 medium-large red new potatoes peeled and cubed (1/2” cubes)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large red onion finely chopped
  • 1 ham bone
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup ham cubed (1/2” cubes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a soup pot or dutch oven, combine the split peas, water, chicken stock, kombu seaweed, garlic, carrots, celery, celery leaf, potato, bay leaf, onion, ham bone and bring to a boil.  

  2. Reduce to simmering, cover and cook until split peas are completely soft and become mushy (approximately 60-90 minutes).

  3. Add wine, dried herbs and ham.  Allow to simmer 30 additional minutes.  

  4. Remove kombu seaweed and ham bone. Salt and pepper to taste.

Crock Pot Method

  1. Follow instructions above substituting a crock pot, adding all ingredients in Step 1 to the crock pot set for 6 hours.  

  2.  When 6 hours is complete add ingredients in Step 2 and allow to simmer 30 additional minutes for flavors to fully develop.

Nutrition Facts
Split Pea Soup with Red Wine and Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 756mg22%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2645IU53%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.