Easy Split Pea Soup


Okay, so it is definitely soup season around here.

We are always looking for different soups to enjoy this time of the year.
While I have my preferences for soups, sometimes, it is fun to just try something new.

Easy Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup was a favorite of my father.

My mother on the other hand, not so much. As a result, my father did not get to enjoy this soup as often as he would have liked.
Every time I have split pea soup, I am reminded of my father and how much he would have enjoyed this soup with me.

I am always game for anything that I can throw some veggies into.
Soup is a great way to get non-veggie lovers into veggie eaters. I have found that if they really enjoy what they are eating, they will probably not question what you have put into it. This is one way that I get veggies into the mouths of the non-believers in my house.

Obviously, you will need some split peas for this.
A 'split pea' as opposed to a regular pea that your would get from a pod, is a pea that has been split in half and dried.
If this were a recipe for just a regular pea, you could easily opt for the frozen version. But, since this pea is a split pea, the frozen version is not part of the recipe.

I found some split peas on Amazon.

Many split pea recipes call for ham in some form.
I am not adding ham to my recipe. A good cheat that I often will use is bacon bits or turkey bacon.

The Recipe

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Easy Split Pea Soup
The easy way to make a favorite soup
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 cup chopped Celery
  • 1 cup chopped Carrots
  • 8 total- can sub in vegetable Bullion Cubes-beef or chicken or combination
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Split Peas
  • 1/2 cup Optional- bacon bits or cooked bacon that is crumbled
  • to taste Optional- red pepper, black pepper and seasonings
Melt your butter in a large pot on medium. Add your onion and saute until somewhat soft.Add your celery and carrots and continue to saute until these items begin to soften- about another 5 minutes.Add your bullion, water and peas and bring your water to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow your soup to simmer for about at least hour or until your reach your desired consistency for soup.Optional items- add bacon when you add your water. Seasonings can be added as needed while simmering.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6
  • Yum


  1. Mmm!! Id take bacon over ham anyday!! Split pea is my favorite!! Im pretty sure I could pull this one off!! Can't wait!

  2. I've never tried spit pea soup. This recipe looks nice and easy and I do like adding the bacon idea. Thanks for sharing.



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