Amish Split Pea Soup Recipe: Get Back to Basics With This Simple Split Pea Soup by 30Seconds Food

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Amish Split Pea Soup Recipe: Get Back to Basics With This Simple Split Pea Soup

We've all seen fancy recipes for split pea soup with croutons, shrimp, an abundance of seasonings, etc. This easy Amish split pea soup recipe is back to basics with just a few simple ingredients. 

You could leave out the milk for a dairy-free version. This easy split pea soup recipe freezes well, so make extra and stock up!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Total Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 pound dry split peas, washed
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 2 - 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk, half and half or cream

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients except the milk into a soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring often.
  2. Remove the ham bone and pick off any meat. 
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend until almost smooth. (You could also push the soup through a mesh strainer.)
  4. Stir in the desired amount of milk and season with salt and pepper. Put the ham meat back into the pot. Serve.    

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This sounds so good. 😍
Elisa Schmitz
I just love split pea soup and this version is so easy and nourishing. #yum
Amish food is really hearty and keeps you satisfied.
Okay, call me crazy ...last night I made tofu ham from this site ...Im going to make this split pea soup today and add some of the tofu ham to it.
Donna John
That sounds delicious! That's my son's girlfriend's tofu recipe. So glad you enjoyed it!

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