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Splendid Split Pea Soup!

Splendid Split Pea Soup!

If you’re like me your memories of pea soup are anything but good. I was so surprised when I found this recipe and liked it so much. I hope you do too!


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 all-purpose potato diced
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green split peas rinsed
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 slices bacon diced (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, onions, potato, sweet potato and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add broth and split peas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are tender and the split peas have broken down, about 40 minutes.
  4. While the soup is simmering, cook bacon (if using) in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp, 3-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Season the soup with pepper, ladle into bowls, and garnish with bacon.

Recipe Notes

Source: The Essential Eating Well Cookbook