Split Pea Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Love this warm, hearty soup! You can get the base of the soup into the freezer, then add the dried split peas when you are cooking it! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) chopped ham
  • 1 - lb(s) dry split peas**
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Peel and chop the carrots. Dice the onion. Chop the celery.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute the carrots, onion and celery in olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped ham and toss with the veggies. Pour in 10 cups hot water and the dry split peas. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes or until split peas are softened. If preferred, add cooked soup to blender and puree.
  3. Prepare the salad.
  4. Serve Split Pea Soup with Parmesan cheese and sour cream garnish and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 4 cups ham, if needed.
  2. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots. Dice 2 onions. Chop 8 celery stalks.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the diced onion
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • Half of the chopped ham
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Do NOT add the dry split peas to freezer bag.

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a saucepan and reheating the veggies. Stir in 10 cups hot water with 1 lb. dry split peas. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, then uncover and cook another 30 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the Parmesan cheese and sour cream garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Split Pea Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat veggies and ham in saucepan, then add 10 cups hot water with 1 lb. dry split peas. Cover and cook 30 minutes, then uncover and cook 30 more minutes.
Serve with Parmesan cheese and sour cream garnish, and salad.

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