Crouton’s Easy Split Pea Soup

Relatively easy, that is!  You can prepare it in the morning or early afternoon, then reheat and serve for dinner.  Actual kitchen prep time is about half an hour; cooking time is less than two hours.


Crouton's Easy Split Pea Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 pkg dry split peas
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 or 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1 ham steak, cut up
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • water (if needed)
  • salt & pepper to taste


Soak the peas overnight, drain & rinse, place in heavy pot, cover with chicken stock. Add onion, garlic, carrots, potato, ham, bay leaf. Bring to a medium boil and let boil for 20-30 minutes, occasionally stirring.  You may need to add a cup or two of water while boiling to keep it from getting too thick.  Reduce heat to simmer, add salt & pepper to taste.  Stir all, cover the pot, let simmer about an hour.

Serve with crusty bread.  Serves six.


Packages of dried split peas sometimes come with a flavor packet. You can choose to use it (I don’t), but if you do, eliminate the chicken stock and use water instead.

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