Split Pea Soup
Makes: 6 Servings

Split Pea Soup

Simmering this soup for hours keeps your kitchen warm on a cold winter day. Add ham for an even heartier soup. Enjoy this soup with a fresh salad and warm whole grain bread. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 onion (large)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups split peas, dry
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium447 mg
Total Carbohydrate31 g
Dietary Fiber12 g
Total Sugars5 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein12 g


  1. Chop onion. Cook in margarine in a large pan until tender.
  2. Wash and drain split peas.
  3. Add water, split peas, and salt to onion. Bring to boiling.
  4. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer about 2 hours, until thickened.

Recipe Source: choosemyplate.gov

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