Split Pea Soup…finally happy

You don’t hear much talk about Split Pea Soup these days but boy when you get a good one it sure is good.

It's a keeper I have tried so many split pea soup recipes and this one is hands down the best. Great very simple but very delicious recipe. Freezes well too.

There is just something so comforting about a great bowl of split pea soup. It is super filling but super delicious at the same time!

My go to recipe for split pea soup. Definitely hits the spot at Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve been looking for a split pea soup recipe that is close to what they serve at Blue Plate diner here in Salt Lake. What I like about this recipe (and the diner soup) is that the peas aren’t a blended, dissolved mush. While I’ve been know to enjoy the smooth kind I like the texture of the the split peas in this soup. Many of them break apart but there’s some good texture from the mix of the broken down peas and the whole ones. And of course serve it with some no knead bread and you’re good to go.

best split pea soup ever. Made it last night and will be making this yummy recipe again.

  • 1 1/2 C dried split peas -soaked overnight
  • 1/4 lb bacon fried in a big pot and set aside, keep the oil in the pot
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 potato diced
  • bay leaf
  • 2/3 C diced ham
  1. Saute onion and celery in the bacon grease, mmm yummy bacon grease
  2. Add the broth potato, split peas and bay leaf to the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes or until you get the your desired texture.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.


Our new favorite weeknight meal. This split pea soup recipe is so good. great for leftover ham and freezes well too.

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  1. I love peas soup. Warm and comforting:)

  2. ummm when do you add the peas?

  3. aw yes, with the potatoes, thanks

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