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Split Pea Soup

My husband had surgery on his jaw which included a bone graft, so he’s going to be eating soft foods for a while. I wanted to give him some options, so he wouldn’t be eating the same soup over and over. This is the first soup that I made, and it turned out really well! I used an immersion blender to make it smooth, and he really enjoyed it.

Split Pea Soup
Allrecipes – bluebayou

“This is a wonderful, hearty split pea soup. Great for a fall or blustery winter day.”

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hrs
Ready In: 10 Hrs 30 Min

Yield 6 to 8 servings

2 1/4 cups dried split peas
2 quarts cold water
1 1/2 pounds ham bone
2 onions, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch dried marjoram
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 potato, diced

In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for l hour.

Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Nutritional Information:
Amount Per Serving Calories: 310 | Total Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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