Yellow Split Pea Soup

Yellow Split Pea Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “A hearty soup to take the chill off on a cold winter day.”


  • 2mediumwhite onions, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 -4clovesgarlic, smashed
  • 2cupsyellow split peas, about 1 lb
  • 1teaspoondried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoondried thyme
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoonhot sauce
  • 6cupsfat free chicken broth
  • Directions

  • Put the onion in a large non stick saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the onion is wilted and translucent.
  • Add the garlic, stir and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the split peas, then the seasonings, hot sauce and the broth.
  • Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, until the soup is fairly thick.
  • Remove the cover and stir well before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Ahhhh! Just the thing for a chilly January day. I am sitting here in a happy pepper/garlic glow (although, really, this is a fairly subtly spiced recipe.) Like all peas soups, this is better re-heated. I needed to add a bit more salt, probably because I used homemade, unsalted, chicken stock. “

  • “This soup is great!I wasn’t sure that oregano and thyme would be the best compliments to split peas, but I was wrong.The flavors blend beautifully, and it’s so healthy!”

  • “Excellent.Smells and tastes delicious.Thank you very much.”

  • “Simple and delicious. Thanks for posting! By the way, I found that 1 tsp of oil was enough for sauteing the onions, and I wound up cooking the split peas for more than an hour (maybe 1 hour, 20 minutes).”

  • “A delicious Soup, my wife has periodically enriched it by adding, baby Lima beans, cooked cauliflower & cooked Ham, try it you will like it!”

  • “Thank you so much for this recipe. My husband loved it! I added 4 bay leaves while it was simmering.This is really a keeper.Chirie”

  • “Easy to make and tastier than I expected. I used a fresh chili pepper instead of hot sauce, and didn’t have quite enough chicken broth, so topped up with veg broth. I threw it all in the crockpot, and went to work. On my return, it was cooked to perfection.Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “Oh wow!This is super easy to make, very hearty and the taste is incredible.I told my DH I was making Split Pea Soup fo supper and I could tell he wasn’t excited.Well, then he tasted the soup, and absolutely LOVED it!I added a little extra hot sauce, as suggested by others.THANKS!”

  • “I’m vegetarian so I made this with veg. broth.Way too good.Better the next day too.”

  • “My husband said this was the best pea soup I have ever made – it certainly was the easiest!Instead of making it on the stove, I dumped everything into a crock pot and let it cook all day.I did increase the seasonings and used a fresh chili pepper instead of the hot sauce. This had a nice thick consistency and great favor.Thank you for posting – I’ll definitely make this one again.”

  • “My Mum made wonderful Danish Yellow Pea soup and I never copied down a recipe- this is the closest to it that I have tasted. I did increase the hot sauce to 1/2 tsp. Perfect lunch for a rainy damp day Thanks Derf for bringing back kichen memories from long ago”

  • “This is the kind of winter fare I could live on for months — hearty, easy to make and full of flavour. I agree this is so much better the day after you make it. Full of garlic with a gentle heat. Yum!”

  • “Satisfying and filling soup that I adjusted slightly by adding ham to Dh’s portion and using two chopped chiles rather than hot sauce.Looking forward to having it again for lunch tomorrow.”