40 Reviews

Well, I gotta say I was leary of making this as I am a fan of split pea and ham soup. This was awsome. I made it yesterday for lunch/dinner today and it did not make it past 8:00 P.M. it was that good. My daughter, who is a vegetarian thanks you, and has informed me that not only will I be making it again today, but can plan on making this on a regular basis. The only thing I changed was the tomato-I could not find fresh tomatoes that were worth buying so I used a small can of whole tomatoes with juice. I also liked the fact that I could slide some Lentils past my DH! Excellent recipe! Di

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Dib's February 10, 2002

This is delicious and easy to make. Instead of the fresh tomatoes, I used a 16-oz can of 'recipe-cut' tomatoes. I can't see any point in cooking fresh tomatoes that long -- they're going to be just like canned tomatoes after all that time. I used a scant 1/4 CUP of canola margerine rather than the 1/4 LB of butter, and it was certainly rich enough. Butter IS good with split-pea soup, tho. A person who's not worried about cholesterol might want to add a spoonful to a serving made with minimal margerine.

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ccferne April 01, 2002

This was quite delicious and easy, too. I think I'll reduce the butter next time -- don't get me wrong -- it was utterly delicious -- I just think I could get by with a little less butter and it taste just as good! Thanks!

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jckamen March 06, 2003

Took previous raters advice and added stock cube and didn't add ANY dairy and this was GREAT and easy to boot! Thanks for posting!

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I Cook Therefore I Am December 08, 2009

I really enjoyed the recipe; however, I found it rather bland and lacking in spices. Next time I may add oregano, rosemary, basil, or something to make it less "one-notey." I did not add much salt as it gets my son rather sick. Maybe that's is the root of the problem, but it's just too unhealthy. I still can''t figure out what the butter was for. Next time, I'll skip the butter.

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Funkymunky613 September 09, 2015

Simple and tasty. I used less butter, I have never added butter to my pea soup before, it was a nice addition. I whirled it in the FP to make it smooth. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Lucky in Bayview April 12, 2015

Awesome. Only change was to use 4 cups of low sodium Chicken broth and water to cover. Will make again.

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hootyhoo November 28, 2014

This was good, but I don't think I'll make it again. I'm not going to rate it because my peas were still too chewy, even after two hours of cooking (I ate a bowl after 1.5 hours and then cooked it another 30 minutes and they were still too chewy). I'm not rating because maybe I was supposed to soak them first? I do like the spicy versions of this kind of soup better. I used a wonderful local butter which enhanced the flavor a lot, but the peas were just too chewy.

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lolablitz March 30, 2011

I thought this soup was excellent. At first I thought it was incredibly thick but once I used the stick blender to puree it, the soup became much thinner and was the perfect consistency. I did leave out the tomatoes, and would probably do so again. I'll definitely be making this again.

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wyndechyme December 27, 2010
Paul and Linda McCartney's Split Pea Soup