Split Pea Soup

If you do not add ham and wish a smooth soup, you may put small quantities in the blender and blend it to the texture you desire.

This soup freezes well.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 pound green split peas
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium stalk celery, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. If desired, a ham bone and a small amount of cut-up ham can be added to this soup.
  2. Put all ingredients into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, and boil 15 minutes. Simmer, covered, until the peas are soft.