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I make split pea soup all the time. I mean ALL the time. Its so easy to make with a crock pot and it just continually hits the spot. I typically will just add a small amount of salt and that’s it. I love its natural flavor.

Well, you know what its like in the kitchen. Everyone once in a while you just have to shake things up a bit… so I decided to put this twist on it for a change. And I really like the change. I guess my only challenge now is to not stick to THIS recipe each time! Cause we all know there’s nothing scarier than being stuck in a recipe-rut :)

Tangy Split Pea Soup


1 1/2 cups dried split peas
3 1/2 cups water
5 pieces of bacon, fried and chopped (easily omitted)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


If you have a crockpot, this couldn’t be simpler. Add the split peas and water, turn the crockpot on high, and leave it for about 5 hours. Weeeelll, you might want to check it occasionally and give it a stir. I don’t always remember though, and it seems to turn out fine each time.

When you come back to the kitchen, fry up the bacon. Let it cool and slice it into very small pieces. Add the bacon to the crock pot along with the salt, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Let it simmer on low until you’re ready to serve it.

Tasty and delicious! The fact that its incredibly simple only makes it more appealing :)

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This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Crockpot Wednesday, and Gluten Free Wednesday, Foodie Friday, the Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap, Easy Family Recipes, and Food on Friday.
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12 Responses to Tangy Split Pea Soup

  1. This looks so yummy… thanks for sharing.

  2. Michelle says:

    Ooooo I don’t know why I’ve never thought of trying this with the wee ones. I bet they’d love it. Thanks!

  3. Chaya says:

    You won an award. Please go pick it up.

  4. Linda says:

    I really enjoy split pea soup, but one of my kids really doesn’t. I wonder if he’d like the pepper added to it. I’ve never done that. Thanks for participating!

  5. Kristen says:

    Split pea is one of my favorite soups and it’s so economical to make! I will have to add some cayenne next time I make it. We Arizonans love things hot, so why not our pea soup?!

  6. Mmmm! I love split pea soup. I always add a sweet potato to it when I make it. The flavors go really well together. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment love.

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  8. I adore split pea soup, but neither Mr. GFE nor Son like it. This looks like such an easy recipe, Aubree. I’ll have to make it for my support group some time, so I can enjoy some. :-) Or make a pot and then freeze a bunch, if you think it will freeze well.



    • Hi Shirley!

      Isn’t it frustrating when you’re the only one that likes something? There are things only I will eat as well (like tofu – The Boy hates it) and I just can’t imagine not liking it! haha

      I honestly wouldn’t freeze the soup if you make it with the bacon. But I’ve put past batches (that didn’t have bacon) in the freezer and as long as you mix it up well after heating it, I can’t notice a difference!

      ~Aubree Cherie

  9. I really love to eat lots of different kinds of soup specially vegetable based soups.~.`

  10. GF for my hubby says:

    How many does this serve? Can I double/triple the recipe without adding cooking time to the peas?

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