Recipe by mollypaul
I found this online and thought it was too good not to share.
Top Review by Carol G.
I found this soup very good,however it was a little salty for my taste. I used McCormick gravy mix, if they make a low sodium version I'd try that if your going to make this soup. Also the peas should be rinsed before consuming so I'd pack those separate from the other ingredients for gift giving.
- 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package country gravy mix (regular or no-fat)
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granule
- 2 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
- 2 teaspoons dried celery flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 1⁄4 cups dried split green peas
- 1 bay leaf
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour gravy mix into wide-mouth pint jar.
- In small bowl, stir next five ingredients together.
- Pour into jar to make second layer.
- Add peas; place bay leaf on top.
- Seal with lid.
- Attach gift tag (below) and decorate jar as desired.
- Attach the following instructions to a gift tag: Holiday Split Pea Soup.
- Empty contents of jar into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 6 cups water; heat to boiling, stirring often. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender, stirring frequently to prevent peas from sticking. Remove bay leaf. Serve soup with dollop of sour cream and bacon bits, if desired.