Split Pea Soup

"This one is simple and inexpensive. My husband liked it a lot. He walked in while it was cooking and said, "Mmm". Normally, he would not touch split pea soup. It's practically vegetarian too--no bacon or ham hocks to touch--and yet still tastes great. Biscuits go really well with this. In fact, I think you need them to make a filling meal."
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
photo by Annacia
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Sort and wash peas. Put them and everything else in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for two hours, stirring often.
  • Remove bay leaf before serving. A very little salt or salt substitute enhances the flavor.

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  1. Kennlies Mom
    This soup is incredibly simple to make. I love recipes where u can throw it all in a pot and let it go! I added sliced smoke turkey sausage to mine, some cajun seasoning and a couple splashes of tabasco for a little kick. Being from louisiana, we like it hot! Came out incredibly good, and love that you can have a second bowl without the guilt.
  2. QueenBee49444
    Absolutely delicious soup. I prepared the soup, put it on the stove, gave my son & hubby instructions to give it a stir every 15 to 20 minutes, then I left the house for a little over an hour. Upon returning I was greeted by the most fantastic smell, I knew supper was ready! Only changes I made were to delete the olive oil and add a beautiful turkey leg to add a little extra protein to the soup. Made to help take the chill off a 29 degree Michigan winter evening. We will definitely be making this again.
  3. Annacia
    Made just as directed with the exception of the olive oil which I omitted. This is the first time that I've made pea soup with chicken stock and the flavor was really enjoyed although I believe that I'll use veggie broth next time. It's a stress free soup to make, just put it all into the pot and check it once in awhile. I cooked mine longer than ask but we like pea soup on the thick side. I would say that this makes 6-8 servings, if you make it into just 4 your going to need really big bowls :D. Made for Photo Tag.
  4. Sydney Mike
    GREAT TASTING SOUP, & so easy to prepare, too! A nice change from my usual bean soups & corn chowders! Definitely a recipe I want to keep around! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]
  5. jennifer in new jer
    Very nice soup with a great flavor for such little ingredients. I have made split pea soup once before but using just water. This had a much nicer flavor and I didnt need to add any salt because of the broth which I liked. I used all organic ingredients but left the bay leaf out as I forgot to pick that up at the store. I did freeze two small containers to see how it does and if it freezes well I will make this again throughout the winter to keep on hand. Great recipe; thanks for sharing.



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