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Shortcut Split Pea Soup

Shortcut Split Pea Soup
55 Min

Old-fashioned comfort doesn't always mean long hours spent in the kitchen. Thanks to some frozen shortcuts, you can enjoy a bowl of Shortcut Split Pea Soup within the hour. Boy do we love it when modern conveniences make it super easy for us to enjoy old-fashioned tastes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) package dry split green peas
  • 1 pound fully cooked boneless ham, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (16-ounce) frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine the split peas, ham, onion, garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.
  2. Stir in frozen peas and carrots and simmer 10 to 15 minutes more, or until peas are tender. Add parsley and serve.


If you'd like, feel free to top each bowl of split pea soup with a few oyster crackers. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 333
  • Calories from Fat 29
  • Total Fat 3.2g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g 3 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 28g 55 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10 %
  • Sodium 1,645mg 69 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 51g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 19g 77 %
  • Sugars 13g 0 %

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wouldn't the dry peas be too hard for such a short cooking time? When I made pea soup several months ago I took some to my daughter. She asked her 5 yr.old grandson if he wanted some of Grammy's pea soup. The look on his face was hilarious! "pee" soup!!!!

Hi there! The peas will cook in an hour. Just make sure to follow the directions and keep t them covered. Depending on the stove being used, you may have to cook them a few minutes longer. I hope that helps! :D


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