The rosemary adds a distinctive flavor to this wonderful soup.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large pot, and cook over medium heat until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot, and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Pour in chicken broth. Stir in split peas, bay leaves, and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover, and simmer until peas are cooked, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 5 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 1195 mg sodium. 35.5 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (242)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Because I am vegetarian, I substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and a dash of smoke flavoring for the bacon. This was a delicious soup, and fairly quick to make, too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2010
My husband and I absolutely did not like this soup even though we are big fans of peas. I could not get the split peas to soften even after increasing their cooking time quite a bit. I ended up throwing out the leftovers. Read More
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327 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 237
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Because I am vegetarian, I substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and a dash of smoke flavoring for the bacon. This was a delicious soup, and fairly quick to make, too. Read More
(140)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Because I am vegetarian, I substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and a dash of smoke flavoring for the bacon. This was a delicious soup, and fairly quick to make, too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
Excellent! Instead of bacon I used a leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving. I threw it all in a crockpot, cooked it all day, and then puréed it in the blender. Be very careful how much salt you add as the ham should have most of what you need. Save the salting for last. If you do oversalt, simply mix in small amounts of heavy cream after you purée. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
This recipe got rave reviews from a bunch of my friends who claim to not even like split pea soup. My adjustments were: I dumped everything in a crockpot. No pre-sauteeing, wanted to see how easy I could make it. My other adjustments were similar to other peoples (bouillon instead of broth, no leeks, dried rosemary.) I saw multiple people mention needing to puree this; if you leave it all day in a crock pot this isn't necessary. I also added some green beans, which was a nice touch. All day in a crock pot was fine for the carrots and green beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
I am not one to use any one recipe over and over again as I believe there may always be a better recipe out there somewhere. This recipe is one of the few exceptions for me. As I eat very little meat I leave out the bacon but I don't feel that it really detracts from the soup overall. Good stuff. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2007
This soup was easy to make and very tasty. In the future I will go with the low sodium broth and probably sub in some water for some of the broth. I used dried rosemary instead of fresh since I have quite a bit of it in my cupboards. Also I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon to cut down on some of the calories and fat. The turkey bacon provided a very nice flavor. I prepped the first part of the ingredients in my cast iron skillet, while heating the broth in my crockpot on high. Once my veggies were softened I transferred the peas and the veggies into the crockpot on high for about an hour and then I turned it down on low to allow it to simmer. This approach might work for someone who doesn't have a lot of free time or works all day and would like to have the soup ready for dinner. Just do the prep work and soften the veggies on the stove top and allow the soup to cook all day on low (I kept it on high because I wanted to see how it would turn out). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
I love this simple satisfying soup. I use pepper bacon for a nice kick and add lots of fresh ground pepper to the broth. I use two 32oz boxes of low sodium chicken broth for a nice balanced consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2007
Very tasty but out of necessity I made a few changes. I didn't have bacon so I threw a pork chop in substituted my green onions for the small onion and used the vegetable broth that I already had. Even after making all these changes and measuring like a bachelor the soup was fantabulous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2007
This is wonderful soup. I'm a big soup person and this was exactly what I wanted. I have only ever had pea & ham soup. The bacon was very nice. Will def. make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
What a nice soup! It was easy to make and just right for a Sunday night supper. I didn't want to buy a whole package of leeks to use just one so I left that out. Also I used 2 cans of broth and 2 cans of water and then sprinkled in a little chicken bullion. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2010
My husband and I absolutely did not like this soup even though we are big fans of peas. I could not get the split peas to soften even after increasing their cooking time quite a bit. I ended up throwing out the leftovers. Read More
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