Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A delicious way to warm the body and soul on a cold day. Green split peas can be substituted for the yellow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and sort peas.
  2. Place all ingredients except potatoes in a larger soup pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 30 minutes or so.
  4. Add potatoes and continue to simmer 1-2 hours, or until desired thickness is achieved.
  5. The longer you leave it on the heat, the thicker it will become.
  6. Serve hot with caraway rye bread.
Most Helpful

5 5

cg, I've tried to make split pea soup before, but never got it quite right. This one was perfect! Billy was very skeptical, he's not a pea soup fan at all, but he LOVED this one! He had 2 bowls, and said to be sure I make it again. It was so easy to make! You know my saying.."It's all in the prep." Well it is. Get that stuff done and you ready to go. I also added a ham bone to simmer with everything else, since I only had a small ham steak, then removed the bone, but added the meat from it back to the pot. Didn't have ham stock, so I used Better than Bouillon chicken soup base. I used the 2 1/2 qts of water, and started with 2 tbsp of the base, knowing that I could add more later if needed. I ended up adding about 3 more tsp of the soup base to the soup, and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper. So I simmered it for the first 30 minutes, added the potatoes, and gave it about 1 hour 15 minutes more. Just perfect, and served it with crusty warm bread. Thanks cg--this is another winner!

5 5

Excellent. Good texture and consistancy. I used turkey ham, but it was fine. We will be making this again. Cheers!

4 5

I thought this would be a great way to use up my ham and ham bone from Easter. I had both yellow and green split peas on hand but the majority wanted green. The recipe made a great hearty split pea soup which I have been enjoying for a few days. I will be making this again but with yellow split peas!Thanks for posting.