Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe
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Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe

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"My mother sent me some of this pretty dry blend along with the recipe," says Susan Ruckert of Tangent, Oregon. "This hearty soup is thick with lentils, barley and peas, and chicken is a nice change from the usual ham."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:52 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 52 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried yellow split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pearl barley
  • 1 package (12 ounces) alphabet pasta
  • 1 jar (1/2 ounce) dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 158 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to airtight containers, or divide them equally among 13 plastic bags. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.Yield: 13 batches (13 cups total).
  2. To prepare soup: In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup soup mix with broth, pepper and, if desired, cubed chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until peas and lentils are tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours. Yield: 4 servings (4 cups) per batch.
Originally published as Split Pea Soup Mix in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p59

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Mvivit User ID: 194008 22527
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"Has anyone had very good luck putting everything in the pot at once? I have a package of something very similar: by the time the lentils, peas, and barley are done the pasta (and rice in the store-bought mix) are mush. I'm thinking you really have to package the items requiring longer cooking times together, which would help with rinsing. Cook those for 45-60 minutes before adding anything else. This mix can also be improved by adding dried vegetables."

feeskee User ID: 7025144 59864
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"The peas need to be rinsed and sorted prior to cooking. How do you handle this if all ingredients are combined together for giving."

tlangan User ID: 4532552 50652
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I added 1 cup more water to the mix when I made it. Delicious and very filling!"

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