Split Pea Soup

So Dino had a pretty major surgery on Thursday morning, and 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

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