Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup

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Healthy and hearty soup
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8 oz Bacon thick sliced bacon or pancetta, chopped
1 Onion large yellow, chopped
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp Olive oil for sautéing
3 Carrots diced
3 stalks Celery diced
1 lb Yellow split peas dried
8 cups Chicken stock
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 Bay leaf

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Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup


I love this Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup. It is so wholesome and hearty, and it is jam-packed with both flavor and healthy ingredients like carrots, celery, and split yellow peas. You will love this old-school soup if you try it.

Start by frying bacon until golden brown. Add some olive oil to the pan and add onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent. Add carrots, celery, split peas, chicken stock, smoked paprika, and bay leaf. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer uncovered for 1 – 2 hours until the peas start to break down. Stir regularly to stop the soup from burning on the bottom.
Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

To make Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup


Fry bacon


Place 8 ounces of chopped bacon in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Dry fry the bacon until golden brown (it should cook in its own fat, but you can add a bit of oil if it starts to stick to the bottom of the pot).


Saute onion and garlic


If necessary, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 1 large chopped onion to the pan with 2 minced cloves of garlic. Sauté for 5-10 minutes until the onions are translucent.


Add remaining ingredients


Add 3 diced carrots and 3 diced celery stalks to the pot with 1 pound of dried split yellow peas, 8 cups of chicken stock, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and 1 bay leaf
and stir well.


Boil and simmer


Bring the soup to a boil. Once boiling, simmer uncovered for 1 - 2 hours, until the split peas are tender and starting to break down. Stir frequently as the soup cooks to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom and burn.




Taste and season with salt and pepper.



Serve immediately while hot.

This Yellow Split Pea and Bacon Soup is a tasty, healthy soup that the whole family will love. Try it soon, and please come back and leave a review with your thoughts.

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Delicious hearty soup! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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