ReTRo HouSeWiFe

All Recipes  button  Appetizers  button  Main Courses  button  Side Dishes  button  Dessert Recipes  button  Jams, Jellies, Preserves Recipes  button  Salads  button  Sauce Recipes  button  Soup Recipes  button  Baked Goods  button  BBQ Recipes  button  Beverages  button  Herbs and Spices  button  All Menus

Other Retro Pages


Other Recipe Sources:



Green Split Pea Soup With Ham (Bacon), American

I just made this pea soup but substituted 1 lb. of bacon for the ham (used neither hocks nor steaks). It turns out just fine and is an easy solution if you don't want to mess with ham hocks.

  • 2 tbsp. Safeway SELECT® Olive Oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 lbs. ham hocks -about 3 (or 1 lb. bacon)
  • 1-1 ½ lbs. ham steak, fat removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 quarts water (12 cups)
  • 1 lb. Safeway® Split Peas, rinsed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
Preparation Instructions

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over high heat. Sauté onions, carrots and celery until vegetables begin to brown, about 6 minutes. Add ham hocks, (or bacon), chopped ham, bay leaves and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 2-2½ hours or until ham is very tender. Remove ham hocks and bones. Shred meat into bite-size pieces and return to stock. Discard bones.

Add split peas and thyme. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour and 20 minutes or until peas dissolve and thicken soup. Remove bay leaves. Soup may be refrigerated for several days or frozen. Makes 6 servings.

Contributed by Marlene Sorosky Gray and Safeway, 2008

Send it in!

Recipes By Decade:

1940s Recipes 1950s Recipes 1960s Recipes
1970s Recipes 1980s Recipes 1990s Recipes 2000s Recipes

I would like to thank Newspaperarchive for putting together such a fabulous service, and placing our Nation's history right at our fingertips. Many of these wonderful recipes are ones I stumbled upon quite by accident while sleuthing through the decades in my quest to assemble the world of the American housewife. RH

All American Recipes Online Grocery Shopping Online Grocery Shopping
Price: $0.00 at

Here's a little plug for Safeway as they "donated" the original recipe.

      Purple Flower


© Retro Housewife 2003-2014