Simple and Delicious Split Pea Soup

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Recipe by good2bdunn

I've tried lots of split pea soup recipes with lots of different ingredients and discovered the simplest recipe tastes just as good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lb bacon, ham hock or 1 lb meaty ham bone
  • 1 lb dried split peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup milk (optional)


  1. Slice bacon into smaller pieces and fry on stove top.
  2. Drain bacon leaving 2 tbsp bacon fat in pan. Set bacon aside.
  3. Add onions and carrots to bacon fat and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add to soup pot with 8 cups water and 1 lb split peas.
  5. bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. salt and pepper to taste.
  7. puree half of soup and return to pot.
  8. add 1/2 cup milk for a creamier soup.
  9. add bacon and serve.

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