Yellow Pea and Bacon Soup

Total Time
9hrs 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs 45 mins

This is a savory, fast and easy soup. Sometimes simplicity is perfection. It's from Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author. Cook time includes overnight soaking of dried peas.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 226.79 g dried yellow split peas
  • 56.69 g medium-size onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 slice bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 709.77 ml water
  • 2.46 ml salt
  • garnish of finely snipped fresh sage


  1. Soak the peas overnight in water to cover by 2".
  2. Next day fry bacon in a soup pot until fat begins to melt, 1-2 minutes; add the onions and saute over medium heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the drained peas and water and bring to a boil; cover, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes.
  4. In a blender, puree 1 cup of the soup and add it back to the soup pot with the salt; simmer another 5 minutes; add more water if soup is too thick; serve with a garnish of finely snipped sage.
Most Helpful

This was so good and so easy to make. I didn't even bother to blend the soup. Next time I would save some of the crisp bacon for garnish too.

iris5555 February 21, 2008