Split pea soup recipe that is soooo good and easy! Perfect to take to work or on a hike. It cooks while you're doing something else and won't heat up the kitchen!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 4minutes
Thermal Cooking 4hours
Total Time 4hours14minutes
Carbs (g): 66
1cupdried split peas
1teaspoonchicken bouillon powder
4ouncesham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
pepper to taste
Preheat a 48-ounce Thermos by filling it with boiling water. Cap it and let it sit while preparing the other ingredients.
When everything is chopped, pour the water out of the Thermos and save it. Put the split peas, bouillon powder, ham, onion, carrots, bay leaves and pepper into the Thermos. Fill the Thermos with the reserved water – you won’t need it all.
Dump everything out of the Thermos into a pan, and put the stopper back on the Thermos to keep it from cooling further. Put a lid on the pan with the soup in it and heat it over high heat until boiling. Boil the soup for 3 minutes, then carefully pour it back into the Thermos. Cap the Thermos and let it sit for at least four hours – up to 12 hours is fine.
After two to three hours (particularly if it’s cool where the Thermos is resting and if you don’t have a particularly well-insulated Thermos), you may want to quickly open the Thermos to make sure the soup mixture is still hot and “cooking.” If it’s not steaming, follow the directions above for re-heating.
After 4 hours, you can test the soup for doneness by trying to mash up a pea or a piece of carrot – it should easily “mash” with the back of a spoon. When done, I like to pour the soup back into a pan and cook it about 5 minutes more on top of the stove, tasting to see if it needs additional seasoning. However, this isn’t really necessary.
Pour into bowls and serve. This is great with a dollop of sour cream on top, or on a cold day, a spoonful of sherry over the top.
Can sit up to 12 hours in Thermos.
Split Pea Soup In A Thermos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 5240IU105%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.