U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

97 Ratings
97 Ratings
Recipe Image
Split Pea Soup
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Simmering this soup for hours keeps your kitchen warm on a cold winter day. Add ham for an even heartier soup. Enjoy this soup with a fresh salad and warm whole grain bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (large)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups split peas, dry
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Chop onion. Cook in margarine in a large pan until tender.
2. Wash and drain split peas.
3. Add water, split peas and salt to onion. Bring to boiling.
4. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer about 2 hours, until thickened.
 

Notes

Optional: Cook a ham bone or pieces of ham in the soup. Remove bone and serve meat in soup.

Learn more about:
- Onions
- Peas

Source:

Wellness Ways Resource Book
University of Illinois Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup prepared soup, 1/6 of recipe (319g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 219
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 447 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 32 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 525 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 219
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.4 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Minerals
Calcium 32 mg
Potassium 525 mg
Sodium 447 mg
Copper 277 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 53 mg
Phosphorus 141 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 58 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 13 mcg
Folate 92 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 47 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 2 1/2 ounces

Write a review

Good recipe. Instead of only the onions, I sauteed the onions, celery, and carrots in canola oil first. This brought out the flavors better. I don't usually use margarine when cooking oil is available. Margarine adds a bit more flavor over oil. I also
12/01/06
Image
Start Simple app on phone and watch

Start Simple with MyPlate App

Build healthy eating habits one goal at a time! Download the Start Simple with MyPlate app today.

Learn more

Image
Alexa Speakers and Devices

MyPlate on Alexa

Get MyPlate nutrition tips for your baby or toddler on Amazon Alexa devices or the free Alexa app.

Learn more

Image
DGA logo

MyPlate.gov is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025