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Rating: 4.45 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is easy to make and is loved by even picky kids!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a pressure cooker over medium heat, saute the garlic, onion and celery in the olive oil for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the peas, broth, bay leaf and ham. Cook under pressure for 10 to 12 minutes. (Note: If you do not have a pressure cooker, cook the peas over low heat for 3 to 4 hours or use a slow cooker.)

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  • Once the peas are soft, stir in the potatoes, carrots and chervil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add water as needed to adjust the thickness of the soup.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 70.5g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 7.7mg; sodium 663.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
This recipe in it's completion was worth four stars but here's my kaveot; IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PRESSURE COOKER FIND A DIFFERENT RECIPE!!! Contrary to the little side note about cooking your peas for a few hours if you're sans pressure cooker this recipe took me the better part of a day and a half! I ended up using almost three cartons of stock! As I said it was tasty but not particularly convenient. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2014
I don't have a pressure cooker so I cooked on the stove and it took about 3 1/2 hours. If you are using this method give your potatoes and carrots more than 15 minutes as the soup is very thick and simmering doesn't cook the veggies enough in just 15 minutes. I subbed 1 t. tarragon for the chervil (I don't care for chervil.) It did require A LOT of thinning down. It was okay. Nobody objected to eating it. But the flavor wasn't anything special. I think I could tweak it to make it more to my taste but I didn't like it well enough to try. The potatoes and carrots do give it a nice substance though. If you are a fan of pea soup give it a try. (I can't imagine this being a kid's favorite though. My kids were not picky eaters but I'm sure they would not have cared much for this soup as children!) Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
This recipe in it's completion was worth four stars but here's my kaveot; IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PRESSURE COOKER FIND A DIFFERENT RECIPE!!! Contrary to the little side note about cooking your peas for a few hours if you're sans pressure cooker this recipe took me the better part of a day and a half! I ended up using almost three cartons of stock! As I said it was tasty but not particularly convenient. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
I liked it better made with ham stock instead of chicken stock. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2006
I loved this and even my split-pea-hating boyfriend was happy to eat it several times so it can't be bad. All the veggies gave it a nice complexity. It comes out pretty thick though not very soupy. (Which is not necessarily a bad thing.) The leftovers thickened up so much in the fridge that I served them as a chunky spread on baguettes. Enjoyed it a lot both ways. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
Delicious nutritious easy and my girls loved it. I had to add more chicken broth though and didn't have the chervil - it was good anyway. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2005
Well, the kids (2 and 4 yrs old) were not crazy about it, but my husband was, me too, so maybe this will appeal more to "big kids". I had to add extra liquid for re-heating, and pureed everything. Also used ham instead of backon. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2012
Delicious. I made it in a pot on the stove rather than in a pressure cooker. Needed more water/chicken stock but that is just the cooking method I think. Was making this for me not kids so I added some Louisiana seasoning really gave it a lift. Thanks so much for posting. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2012
well I subbed a diced ham steak for the bacon and used sodium free stock since I was making this for someone on a VERY low sodium diet. The flavors were actually much clearer w/o the salt but I added a little to my serving. Really good ingredient portions! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2013
I LOVED this version of Split Pea Soup! I did it in the pressure cooker because I didn't have the time to wait using the conventional method. I needed extra liquid and used both organic chicken and vegetable broth during the cooking of the potatoes carrots and spices. Also I did not have any Chervil so I used 1 tsp of tarragon and 1 tsp of parsley in its place. Came out great! Loved it! Thank you! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
I basically make the same soup in the oven. Add a ham bone (or not) 2 1/4 cups of split peas 8 cups of water veggies and spices bake covered 2 hours at 350 do not peek. Take out of oven blend or use immersion blender add Kielbasa or ham bake 30 mins more. I do not add potatoe's. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2014
I don't have a pressure cooker so I cooked on the stove and it took about 3 1/2 hours. If you are using this method give your potatoes and carrots more than 15 minutes as the soup is very thick and simmering doesn't cook the veggies enough in just 15 minutes. I subbed 1 t. tarragon for the chervil (I don't care for chervil.) It did require A LOT of thinning down. It was okay. Nobody objected to eating it. But the flavor wasn't anything special. I think I could tweak it to make it more to my taste but I didn't like it well enough to try. The potatoes and carrots do give it a nice substance though. If you are a fan of pea soup give it a try. (I can't imagine this being a kid's favorite though. My kids were not picky eaters but I'm sure they would not have cared much for this soup as children!) Read More