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Soup Weather

We have had on and off cold and beautiful weather. I think fall is trying to come to an end here and I’m not ready for that. This weekend was gorgeous on Saturday and cold again by Sunday. Cold weather makes me want to make a big hearty meal and so that is what we had. Split pea soup, rolls, and I even made dessert.

split pea soup with bacon

Split Pea Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Split pea soup is great comforting winter food. It's perfect for football Sunday as well as any other day you were out in the cold.


  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 lb. center-cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups medium diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup medium-diced red boiling potatoes, peeled
  • 1 pound dried split green peas
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 c water


  1. In a 4-quart stockpot on medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with the olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add 1/2 pound of split peas, bay leaf, chicken stock, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 pound of split peas and bacon, simmer 15 minutes. Add parsley, carrots, and potatoes and simmer for 35 minutes. Serve.


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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 32mgSodium 1491mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 15g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Monday 10th of November 2008

Mmmm! Jordan loves homemade split pea soup, and I've actually never had it, so I'll have to try this out!