Kittencal's Pea Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #239

September 26, 2011

"I sometimes make this using a large smoked pork hock in place of ham bone both are great but the smoked pork hock really gives this soup a ton of flavor, this will yield about 10 cups"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (317.7 g)
  • Calories 149.1
  • Total Fat - 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 14.6 mg
  • Sodium - 252.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 6.8 g
  • Calcium - 54.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

In a large Dutch oven or saucepan saute the onion in oil and 2 tablespoons butter for about 3 minutes or until softened (use enough oil to coat the bottom of your pot).

Step 2

Add in garlic cook for 1 minute or until softened.

Step 3

Add in broth, dried split peas, water, ham bone or smoked ham hock and bay leaf; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low then simmer for about 2 hours or until the soup thickens (add in the diced carrots the last hour of cooking).

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper about halfway through cooking.

Step 5

Add in the peas and rice; stir until heated through.

Step 6

Ladle into serving bowls, and drizzle with whipped cream if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This thick hearty soup is so delicious you will want another bowl! I used a ham bone with lots of ham thrown in. Full of yummy goodness!

(21 May 2021)


I had a ham bone left over from Easter in the freezer, so I pulled it out of the freezer to make this soup, since it's dreary and rainy, and chilly here today. It came out so thick and hearty, and tasted so darn good! Warmed our bellies right up. So good along with some yummy biscuits!

review by:
(27 Apr 2020)


I didn't add carrots, peas or rice to the soup. Just wanted the recipe for plain Pea Soup. It was very tasty!

review by:
(29 Oct 2018)


Very good... I only simmered for a 1/2 hour and also covered it. Forgot the salt and pepper.... very good...

review by:
(2 Jan 2012)


The flavour and texture of this pea soup is excellent. I used the optional rice and DH, in particular, loved this addition.

(5 Oct 2011)