Split Pea Soup Recipes

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April 27, 2010

Split Pea Soup in White BowlThis is not just green split pea soup, but a combination of a few other vegetables as well which makes it even more delicious and nutritious.




Pick over split peas and wash thoroughly. Peel and chop potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Chop ham (or use a cooked ham bone) and add everything to a large pot along with 10-12 cups water. Add sugar, garlic and black pepper and any other seasonings that you might enjoy like dried parsley.

Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer.

Allow to simmer, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until all the vegetables are tender. (This will take about an hour or slightly more for the peas to cook). Remove from heat and with a potato masher, mash up all the solid bits as much as possible. It need not be as smooth as most green pea soups, but it should be nice and thick.


Salt can now be added sparingly.

I never add salt to any dried beans or peas until they are done as it hinders the tendering of them. The little bit of sugar aids in tendering. This is true of all dried beans and peas.

This is a rich and very hearty soup and is especially good for an evening meal when you need comfort food. I serve it with a thick slice of crusty homemade bread and butter. Very filling.

Servings: 12
Time:35-40 Minutes Preparation Time
1 + Hours Cooking Time

Source: Trial and error (sometimes are the best teachers).

By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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November 3, 2014

This simple split pea soup recipe is full of flavor and quick to make!

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February 10, 2016

Not just a recipe for mothers! This can be cooked in the slow cooker as I always do, or conventionally. This recipe has several variations, too.

Split Pea Soup for Busy Mothers


September 27, 2010

Cheap, easy and super-delicious! A real child-pleaser in our house.


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January 5, 2012

This is so good! It is made with frozen peas, not dried, for a real change of pace. It is quick and easy to make.


June 15, 2010

Really good pea soup!


March 29, 2016

This is the best and most frugal split pea soup recipe I know how to make. You can use yellow or green split peas.

A bowl of split pea soup.


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January 11, 2012

Love the ham in this hearty soup! Great for cold weather evenings!


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February 26, 2007

Place split peas, water, ham bone, shallots, carrots, celery leaves, bay leaf, salt, garlic, and pepper into a large pot. Heat to almost boiling.


January 13, 2005

Serve over rice, or alone. Stir in plain yogurt for creamy soup, or place dollop yogurt on top to serve and sprinkle with dill weed.



August 24, 2015

Split pea soup is a great meal on a cold day. Make this recipe by following the steps in this video.


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June 24, 2009

Can I have watered down, split pea soup on a liquid diet?

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June 24, 20090 found this helpful

It depends on if you were ordered a clear liquid, which is anything that you can read through, or full liquid, which is anything that is liquid when it is at room temperature. This includes ice cream and sherbert.


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June 28, 20090 found this helpful

Just to clarify that -- split pea soup would be okay for a liquid diet, but not for clear liquid. Clear liquids don't even include milk or coffee, but do include jello and chicken broth or beef broth, with nothing but the broth.

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March 5, 2020

The next time you braise meat, don't throw the leftover braising liquid away. Use the braising liquid to make this pea soup recipe instead.

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April 25, 2019

Make a delicious split pea soup with leftover beef and broth from St. Patrick's Day. This page contains a recipe for leftover corned beef split pea soup.

Corned Beef Split Pea Soup in pot

May 14, 2018

Make split pea soup in a flash with a handy pressure cooker. This page is about making pressure cooker pea soup.

Pea soup in a black bowl

January 16, 2017

Split pea soup with some ham added in is a delicious and hearty soup to make. This page contain ham and green split pea soup recipe.

Ham and Green Split Pea Soup in bowl.


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June 15, 2010

In a Dutch oven combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; partially cover and simmer 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.


April 27, 2010

Winter is near so lets get some soup recipe to warm up those cold days


February 16, 2010

How can I get my pea soup smooth, without having to put it in the blender?


September 17, 2009

Saute onion and celery until tender. Add the split peas, potatoes, broth, ham hock or trimmings, bay leaf and pepper.


October 8, 2008
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