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Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe
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Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe

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For a different spin on traditional split pea soup, try this recipe. The flavor is peppery rather than smoky, and the corned beef is an unexpected, tasty change of pace. -Barbara Link, Alta Loma, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed cooked corned beef or ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 5 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ham and reduced-sodium bouillon and without salt) equals 199 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Split Pea Soup in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p29

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ham and reduced-sodium bouillon and without salt) equals 199 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

WOW!! This is the best soup ever. I have made it more than once and will many more times.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

I make this soup regularly--it's delicious! Perfect recipe!

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

Best pea soup I've had

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

I still can't believe that I threw everything into a pot, put it on the stove, and 75 minutes later I had the world's best soup! This was so outrageously good! I will never make ham and bean soup again! I used a ham hock for this recipe. I will definitely make again!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

This is the best Split Pea Soup ever!!! It has all the right spices to make it the greatest!!! I have made it several times. It is the only Split Pea Soup recipe you will ever need.

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