5 from 1 vote
Split Pea Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Hands down my all time favorite soup. Split Pea Soup is made with a handful of ingredients and is simply perfect on a cold wintery day.
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Russian
Servings: 4
Calories: 693 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 pound beef preferably with bone
  • 1 carrot peeled
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 onion peeled
  • 1 pound yellow split peas
  • salt pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. Place split peas in a bowl and cover them with warm water, set aside. Add beef and water to pot. Bring to a boil and as soon as it boils pour the water out and add 2 more liters cold water. Bring to a boil again.
  2. As soon as it boils reduce heat to low and add carrot, celery and onion. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Add split peas and continue to simmer until they are soft, 1-2 hours. When split peas are almost fully cooked add salt, pepper and 2 bay leaves. When fully cooked remove onion, celery and bay leaves (can keep carrot in - optional).
Nutrition Facts
Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 693 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 1533mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 29g 116%
Sugars 11g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 55.2%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 40.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.