Pea Soup

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Pea soup is one of the simplest soups to prepare, and it is very inexpensive.

I have a large crock pot so I start out by soaking 2 1lb bags of dried split peas, over night. In the morning I rinse the peas and then return them to the crock pot.

I might or might not add a ham bone, or few strips of cooked bacon in the crock pot at this point (if you leave these out this recipe is vegetarian and vegan friendly). I then fill the crock pot up to about 1 inch below the rim.

I put the crock pot on high and add a dash of pepper and  sea salt to the ingredients, place the lid on and leave it be for 6 to 8 hours.

I like to serve it with some shredded cheddar cheese and a few bacon bits  on top.

Pea soup freezes really well. I place mine in canning jars leaving space at the top for expansion. Each canning jar holds 2 to 3 servings.

Pea Soup
Recipe type: main dish
inexpensive and easy to prepare, can be vegetarian friendly by just leaving out the ham or bacon
  • One to two 1lb bags of dried split peas (depending on size of your crock pot)
  • Black pepper and sea salt to season
  • Ham bone or several slices of cooked bacon
  1. Place bag(s) of dried split peas in crockpot and cover with water and allow them to soak over night (with crock pot off)
  2. Rinse peas and return to crock pot
  3. Add in ham bone or bacon
  4. Season with a generous amount of sea salt and black pepper
  5. Turn crock pot on high for 6 to 8 hours
  6. Serve with shredded cheese and bacon bits if so desired.

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  1. Awesome job with the canning! I wish I thought to do “batch cooking” more often so I could have extras for later. Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday once again!

    • I find the hardest thing about batch cooking is my growing children! I use to be able to put away some of just a single batch of something but not anymore. Now I have to triple some recipes just to have enough for day to day and the freezer.


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