Split Pea Soup Recipe

split pea soup recipe
With more than half of the daily recommendation of fiber and 25 grams of protein per serving, this soup will keep you warm and satisfied.


Total time: 

Servings:  7

Calories:  350


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 8 oz. pancetta cubed
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme chopped
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 lb. green split peas cleaned
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 25g


  1. Add garlic and onion to WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 4-5 times until ingredients are chopped up.
  2. In a large 3-quart saucepan, sautee garlic, onion, and pancetta until onions are translucent and pancetta is cooked.
  3. Add carrots, celery, and enough water to cover vegetables to WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 10-12 times until vegetables are chopped.
  4. Strain the water and place the vegetables and all remaining ingredients into saucepan with the onion, garlic, and pancetta.
  5. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and let simmer 1½-2 hours or until peas are soft, adding more water if needed. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Separate 2 cups of the soup and put in clean WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Select “Sauces.”
  7. Pour back into soup and mix in to make it a bit thicker. Serve.


  • vaxjoaberg

    Omit the pancetta. I never liked ham in my split pea soup, anyway.

    But if you must you might try a smoked or baked tofu (maybe add extra salt?).

    There’s a recipe for marinating baked tofu to create a better pancetta substitute halfway down this page:

  • Mrs. Baker

    simply use vegetable broth and use the morningstar (or other brand) of bacon, cooked well done! That should do it…

  • cajunintexas

    Remove pancetta and use vegetable broth :)

  • sassy s

    Programmers need to fix the page so only the recipe prints with the picture and no other stuff on the page, including the code that printed over the top of the picture.

  • Adina

    Replace pancetta by using either some mushrooms or vegan "beef" broth. A little bit of Bragg’s also helps give it that meaty flavor. I’ve made vegan split pea soup, and at the very end, sprinkled bacon bits in it. They’re actually vegan!

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