Rich and Thick Split Pea Soup Recipe
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped fresh carrots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 6 ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and carrots in oil until tender. Add thyme; cook 1 minute longer.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the peas, broth and water. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until peas are tender.
- Cool slightly. In a blender, process half of the soup until smooth. Return all to the slow cooker. Add bacon and pepper; heat through. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
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"I use homemade smoked turkey stock in mine, no broth or Canadian bacon. I use chopped carrots and onions, not sauteéd, minimal sea salt and black pepper. Rinse and sort split peas, add to slow cooker. Done in 6 to 8 hours and I found that I didn't need to blend. I created this recipe, never having had split pea soup, much less make it. I took it to church and came back with none. Lots of recipe requests. Husband and dog went gaga for it. It does need thinning if it sits a long time or you have leftovers, I just use water. I have made this vegan too by subbing water for stock, still rave reviews."
"Just didn't care for this recipe at all, and I love pea soup."
"I made this for friends and they raved about it. One way to kick up the flavor a notch is to add a small pinch of cumin- nice!"
"This soup was VERY bland, I didn't like the flavor or the texture. It makes 6 servings. I served 4 servings (1 per person. ) My kids didn't like it and I ate it but didn't like it. I threw the left overs away. I won't make this again! I felt like I was eating food at a nursing home.....texture was terrible!"
"this was good - but needed more flavor. this was 1st time making split pea soup - will search for a better recipe next time."