Green Split Pea Soup Recipe

4.8 from 4 reviews

Easy Green Split Pea Soup Recipe that is tasty, healthy and hearty. Keep pea soup vegetarian or add bone and meat.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup and Stew
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian


  • 2 cups green split peas, rinsed & drained
  • Turkey, chicken or ham bone with some meat*
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika, to taste*
  • Green onion, dill or parsley, for garnish


  1. In large pot or dutch oven, add bones, water, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour.*
  2. Preheat medium skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, carrots and celery; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to a pot along with green split peas and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 – 1.5 hours or until split peas are soft and partially broken down.
  4. Season with pepper and garnish with green onion, dill or parsley. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.


*I used leftover turkey bones with meat and a few cups of juices + fat from roasting the turkey. This soup is perfect post-Thanksgiving and Christmas soup. OR skip all together and use smoked paprika to season the soup.

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