Yellow Pea and Bacon Soup

Recipe by sugarpea
READY IN: 9hrs 5mins


  • 8
    ounces dried yellow split peas
  • 2
    ounces medium-size onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 4
    slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3
    cups water
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • garnish of finely snipped fresh sage


  • Soak the peas overnight in water to cover by 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.
  • Add the drained peas and water and bring to a boil; cover, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes.
  • 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.