This tasty comfort food, Homemade Split Pea Soup will satisfy on those chilly days.
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add diced ham, onions, carrots, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
Stir in peas and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 to 40 minutes or until peas are very tender.
Transfer 1 cup of the soup solids to food processor. Add water and purée until smooth.
Return the purée to the soup pot and stir in half the parsley.
Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes to blend the flavors, thinning soup with water if it is too thick.
Serve sprinkled with the remaining parsley.