Parker's Split Pea Soup (Ina Garten)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I must confess, I used a ham bone from last week's ham and threw in some ham. Good stuff. Nice and hearty. Recipe courtesy of

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart stockpot on medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with the olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, potatoes, half pound split peas, and chicken stock.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.
  4. Skim off the foam while cooking.
  5. Add the remaining split peas and continue to simmer for another 40 minutes, or until all the peas are soft.
  6. Stir frequently to keep the solids from burning on the bottom. Taste for salt or pepper. Serve hot.