Hearty Vegetable Split Pea Soup
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 cups water
- In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until peas are tender. Stir before serving. Discard bay leaf.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 202 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 15g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.
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Feb 28, 2019
I tweaked the recipe a tiny bit based on other reviews. I added some low sodium chicken bouillon and used less salt. I served mine topped with crunchy garlic croutons. This soup is hearty and flavorful. I will definitely make it again.
Jan 6, 2017
I followed the recipe but made some small changes that I thought really added to the dish. I substituted one of the cups of water with chicken broth, added about a quarter to half cup of Italian dressing, and some garlic powder because I'm fairly sure I can't actually cook without it. We each topped our soup with either some feta or some Parmesan cheese. My daughter literally inhaled her portion of soup and my husband and I enjoyed it as well. Simple to prepare and delicious - we'll definitely make this again!
Feb 15, 2016
I loved this soup. I have another split pea recipe I love but wanted to try something different and I loved it, as did my family. I added a small potato and added some chicken bullion powder. I would add the bullion again, but cut down on the salt. I give this 6 stars!!
Feb 6, 2016
I added corn on the cob and it was a more complete meal.. Love the taste
Feb 12, 2014
I use Smoked ham to this recipe. First I cook the smoked ham bones, and use that as part of the water mixture, great flavor !!!! Sometimes I also add some chopped bacon & a little Italian Dressing, for a little added KICK !!!!
Jan 5, 2014
I added chunks of ham and added some cut up potatoes half way thru the cooking time to make a awesome tasting soup that my husband really loved great recipe