Canadian (Habitant) Yellow Pea Soup

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I'm submitting this, after answering a request for a recipe that is like the canned Habitant Pea Soup made in Canada. I got it from an old booklet published years ago by Chatelaine Magazine, in which all the recipes are suppose to be Heirloom Canadian recipes. I have not made this recipe, but I plan to as soon as I have a ham bone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peas in a soup pot, cover with the cold water and soak overnight. Next morning add the chopped vegetables, ham bone and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer gently for 3 to 4 hours. Stir mixture occasionally and add a little boiling water to keep soup at the right consistency. Remove the ham bone and add seasonings. Amount of salt will depend on the saltiness of ham bone.
  2. Note: If soup is served at once, it will need no binding. If to be chilled and set aside for later, add 2 tablespoons each, well creamed butter and flour, smoothed together and stirred into the simmering soup 10 to 15 minutes before removing from heat.
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5 5

This is Superb! Just like my Memere used to make. Thanks so much for this one. Will definately make again!

5 5

This soup is simply delicious and was enjoyed by our family. I used a ham bone that had a lot of meat left on it. Soon, I'll cook another ham so that I can made this recipe again. Thanks for posting.

5 5

I have used a recipe very similar to this one for many years (ham bone version). It is a staple during Winter. Served with a side salad and crusty bread ... absolute heaven! The only difference is we did not use celery and finely diced the onion and carrot - smoother consistency.