Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A hearty soup to take the chill off on a cold winter day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the onion in a large non stick saucepan over medium low heat.
  2. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the onion is wilted and translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, stir and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the split peas, then the seasonings, hot sauce and the broth.
  5. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, until the soup is fairly thick.
  7. Remove the cover and stir well before serving.
Most Helpful

Ahhhh! Just the thing for a chilly January day. I am sitting here in a happy pepper/garlic glow (although, really, this is a fairly subtly spiced recipe.) Like all peas soups, this is better re-heated. I needed to add a bit more salt, probably because I used homemade, unsalted, chicken stock.

Jenny Sanders January 27, 2004

Wow! It's a soaking wet, windy January day here in Scotland and this soup has just cheered me up so much. I had no hot sauce, so put in a bit of chilli powder and it's delicious. The peas could have done with cooking for a bit longer than recommended in the recipe, but that can be done next time. Mmmmmm!

Moira S. January 06, 2016

There's nothing better on a frigid day in Montana than to have the wood stove cranked up and a pot of split pea soup simmering on the stove... I add more garlic, bay leaves, chopped carrots, sliced celery, and diced Yukon Gold potatoes to my soup --- my kitchen smells ~W~O~N~D~E~R~F~U~L~

Montana Ma January 04, 2014