To make a delicious Pea Soup without all the fat simply substitute chicken stock for most of the liquid in your favorite recipe! The soup will cook down and be flavorful, though mild in taste. My family loves this substitute!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse and pick through peas. Place them in a large pot with the celery, carrots, broth and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas have fallen apart, 1 to 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 0.3g; sodium 144.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
Delicious, thisck and very filling soup! I doubled the recipe and freeze some. I sauted an onion and the carrots and celery in the pot before adding the stock. I also added a bay leaf and garlic powder and some thyme. I let it simmer for 2 1/2 - 3 hours to make sure the split peas got all mushy and made the soup thick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
I thought that this dish was missing something. It came out a lot more watery than I would have expected. I added heavy cream to give it density and make it more hearty. In the end it turned out good but I still would have liked it a little thicker like most other pea soups. Read More
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86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
Delicious, thisck and very filling soup! I doubled the recipe and freeze some. I sauted an onion and the carrots and celery in the pot before adding the stock. I also added a bay leaf and garlic powder and some thyme. I let it simmer for 2 1/2 - 3 hours to make sure the split peas got all mushy and made the soup thick. Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
I LOVE this recipe! I have made it several times and it's always great. I've always had to leave it on the stove a little longer then the recipe says (2 1/2 - 3 hours) but it is well worth it! The reason some people may have found it watery is because they didn't let it simmer long enough. I usually add some rosemary, salt and pepper while it's simmering. My boyfriend loves this recipe and always requests me to make it! THANKYOU!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
I thought that this dish was missing something. It came out a lot more watery than I would have expected. I added heavy cream to give it density and make it more hearty. In the end it turned out good but I still would have liked it a little thicker like most other pea soups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2008
WOnderful recipe. I added onion (about half of one) chopped in the cuisinart along with the carrots and celery. Sauteed them in olive oil before adding to the peas. Sprinkled some pepper and garlic powder in and added maybe 1/2 cup of half and half towards the end. Soup needs to cook at least one hour to be thick enough but is really worth it! (Even my 1 yr old loved it!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
I make this soup all of the time and we love it - even my somewhat picky husband and toddler! I made it after having a split pea and barley soup at California Pizza Kitchen. This tastes just like it. I add a little onion and thyme, and half an hour before the end of cooking, half a cup of barley. It's hearty, very tasty, and I love the chewey nutty flavor of the barley. I cook it for up to three hours, and it is never too watery for me. If anything, it is a little too thick. The barely, of course, absorbs some of the liquid. This is a must try recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2006
I used the recipe but opted to put a little bacon in it and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2008
As simple as this recipe was it was delicious! My family felt like it was at least equal to Pea Soup Andersons' (the actual restaurant). I think I might have used more broth than water. But the trick is to blend the whole thing once it's done cooking. That makes it so creamy and yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2008
Great soup. Simple and delicious. I did add a bit of bacon and some seasonings. It was THICK and hearty. I believe the trick is to not rush it and it thickens beautifully. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
Really good base recipe. I added more spices per other reviewers. Sauteed some garlic onions carrots and celery in olive oil. Than added the broth water and split peas and it took about 3 hours to cook down. Good consistency if you just let it cook. Read More
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