Soup Magic: Homestyle Split Pea


Put something warm and nourishing in your belly with this super-easy soup recipe.

When I think of split pea soup, I think simplicity. A  savory stew of peas, tender chunks of carrots and celery with just a hint of onion and garlic.

This recipe is simple as simple can be. I load the ingredients in the crockpot on my way out the door in the morning, and a few hours later I have a thick, hearty soup. That’s magic.

Magic Split Pea Soup

1 pound green split peas, rinsed

2 large carrots, peeled and diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 small onion, diced

1 large garlic clove, finely minced

6 cups vegetable broth



Just pour everything into the crockpot, cover and cook on low for 3 ½ – 4 hours. Check for salt and add seasonings to taste. Yield: 6 – 8 servings.



  1. What a delicious looking cup of soup! We’re heading into soup weather now, so I’ll be sure to make this very soon. Like so many families these days, we are a busy one with work and sport activities. It’s so nice to have a healthy soup in the crock pot that we can come home to and eat in a jiffy.

  2. I love split pea soup, both green and yellow. Unfortunately, even though my system can tolerate almost every other kind of legume, split peas make me unfit to be in the company of others, in fact, I can barely tolerate my own company after eating split peas. The sweetness of carrots, parsnips, onion and garlic go so well with split peas. I wish I could partake.