Split Pea Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold, windy Fall day.


1 medium onion, finely diced
2 large carrots, finely diced
1 rib celery, chopped
2 strips bacon, chopped
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
2 cups yellow split peas
2 bay leaves
7 cups water 

    Step 1

    Add a tablespoon of butter or oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, and bacon, stirring often, until carrots have softened slightly.

    Step 2

    Add basil, salt, pepper and split peas, stirring to combine

    Step 3

    Add bay leaves and water, then increase heat to high. Once it starts to gently boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook, covered until peas have softened and begin to break down, about 1.5-2 hours.

    Step 4

    Soup will thicken as it rests. Add water if needed and additional salt and pepper to taste.