Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is a winter favorite in my house. This rich, thick creamy soup with chunks of carrot, sauteed onions and ham is a perfect winter meal when you want something that is filling, but lighter than a roast meal. It will warm you up from the inside out!



2 cups dry split peas soaked in water for 2 hours ahead

1/2 of a medium onion diced

1 large carrot diced

1/2 pound of ham diced

8 cups beef, chicken or vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

pea1In a large pot saute the ham, onion and carrot until onion is translucent. Add the beef, chicken or vegetableΒ  stock to the pot and then add the soaked split peas to the pot and boil till the peas turn in too a thick, creamy texture and remove from the heat. Make sure you keep a little stock in case you need to add more during cooking.

peaTo serve make a nice crouton to eat with it. You can also add a dollop of sour cream and some grated Parmesan if you so wish. This recipe is very simple and easy to make, but a lot of flavour!

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  1. I’ve never attempted to make split pea soup – you make it look easy! And tasty! Found you via #foodpornthursdays – hope to connect again!

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  2. Looks GORGEOUS!!! And it sounds like an easy soup recipe, which are my fav’s! Thanks for sharing this and co-hosting #foodpornthursdays πŸ™‚

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  3. The last time I had split pea soup it was at a restaurant I worked at but I’ve never made it myself. I’ll have to try it. This looks good and really easy!

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  4. Pea soup is not a favourite of mine as over here in the UK everyone adds mint to it which I hate! But this sounds lovely and mint free! #foodpornthursdays

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    • I don’t think I would like mint in it either! This is my mums recipe so I grew up on it! πŸ™‚

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  5. This looks great and easy to make. I didn’t think i’d still be looking for good soup recipes at the end of May, I thought we would be onto the BBQs by now! However, it looks like it will be tasty soup all year round here in Scotland! (no change there then) Thanks for sharing and hosting #foodpornthursday

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    • BBQ is coming! I have yet to fire it up much except to make hamburgers lol πŸ™‚

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  6. This looks gorgeous and I adore soups, especially ones that will fill me up! Love it. #foodpornthursdays

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    • This is a childhood favourite! My mom made it in the winter here a lot! Thank you!:)

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  7. I love making homemade soups, this is one recipe I’ll have to try πŸ™‚ #FoodPornThursdays

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  8. I LOVE peas soup…but I had forgotten about it! Added to my menu plan for the week, thanks for sharing #foodpornthursdays

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  9. I’ve never had split pea soup but this looks fab!
    Thanks for linking up to #linkalist x

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