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Split Pea Soup Recipe

If you have a soft spot for soup, I’m sure you’ll love this split pea soup recipe as much as we do. My family adores the mild and savory flavors of the soup, as well as its soft texture. It’s easy to make, stores well for leftovers, and has all the soothing and comforting qualities you are looking for in a soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Inactive Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pea soup, pea soup recipe, split pea soup, split pea soup recipe, split pea soup with ham
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 oz onion chopped
  • 1 oz celery chopped
  • 1 oz carrot chopped
  • 1 tsp bay leaf
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 6 oz green split peas
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 0.4 oz bacon baked
  • 1 oz baguette baked
  • 3 cups water


  • In a small soup pot, bring 3 cups of water and the peas to a boil, and boil for 20 minutes. Then drain the peas in a mesh strainer.
  • Heat butter in a large pot over low heat. Add carrot, celery, garlic, and onion. Cook and stir often for 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  • Add split peas and bay leaf, and continue stirring until combined.
  • Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream, bring to a boil. Season with salt.
  • Cover the pot, reduce the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes, until the split peas are soft and falling apart and the soup is thickened to desired consistency.
  • Remember to stir occasionally, and more frequently once the soup starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender.
  • Pour soup into bowls. Top with the cooked bacon and the baked baguette.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1279IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg