Vintage Betty Crocker Split Pea Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by jrthrmn

Satisfying in wintertime.

Top Review by eyelandgirl

I have been making this recipe for years! It is in my 1972 BC cookbook. I love it for it's simplicity and homey goodness. It also works well in the slow cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat peas and water to boiling; boil 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
  3. Add ham shank, onion, celery, parsley and pepper; heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Add carrots; cover and simmer until carrots are done and soup is of desired consistency, about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove bone; trim meat from bone and add meat to soup.
  7. For a thinner consistency, stir milk or water into soup.
  8. Season to taste.

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