Go Back
+ servings
What split tea soup looks like when cooked
Created by: Meredith

Split Pea Soup Recipe

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Split pea soup recipe that is a delicious dinner idea!


  • 8 cups beef, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound dried yellow or green split peas
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups carrots diced
  • 1 1/2 cups red potatoes diced and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  • If using a ham hock, score it with a knife and sear it in a hot pan on both sides to release some of the fat. Set aside.
  • Rinse 1 pound of dried peas with water and sort through them to ensure consistency.
  • In a large stockpot, heat 2 T. of olive oil and sauté 1 cup of chopped yellow onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Stir them around on medium heat until the onions and garlic are translucent and fragrant - about 5 minutes.
  • In the same stock pot, dump in 2 cups diced carrots, 1 1/2 cups diced and peeled red potatoes, your rinsed peas, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper. Pour 8 cups of chicken, beef or vegetable stock over all OR add your seared ham hock and 8 cups of water. Stir well and turn the soup on high until it boils.
  • When the soup boils, turn the heat down low enough to allow a nice, rolling simmer (uncovered) for 45 minutes. Occasionally stir the soup during this time to allow for even cooking. If using a ham hock, skim off any heavy foam that floats to the top. After simmering, the peas will be soft. Add more salt/pepper if needed.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1208mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 12644IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg

Did you create this?

Share it on Instagram and follow us on Pinterest for more cleverly simply recipes.