Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This soup is great any time of year. I wanted to try and make it lower in fat and cholesterol,and I believe I have done it with this recipe. There are two ways to make this recipe. I have done both and prefer to add the extra 4 cups of water.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute onion and garlic until tender.
  2. Brown bacon.
  3. Mix all ingredients together except last 4 cups of water.
  4. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a full boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or however tender you prefer your peas.
  6. This is how I make it with the extra 4 cups of water.
  7. Saute onion and garlic until tender.
  8. Brown bacon.
  9. Mix all ingredients together including the last 4 cups of water.
  10. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  11. Bring to a full boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 3 hours (until about half of the peas are mush).
  12. If you prefer you may also add 3 tablespoons of flour to adjust your thickness.