This Amish Split Pea Soup Recipe Is a Soothing Spoonful of Comfort by 30Seconds Food

This Amish Split Pea Soup Recipe Is a Soothing Spoonful of Comfort

We've all seen those complicated split pea soup recipes, but this easy Amish split pea soup recipe takes it back to basics with just a few simple ingredients. This wholesome split pea soup recipe is a soothing spoonful of comfort, and the Amish sure know their comfort food

This soothing soup recipe has only seven ingredients: split peas, water, a meaty ham bone, carrots, celery, onion and milk (or heavy cream or half and half). If you prefer a dairy-free version, you could leave out the milk (but it would be less creamy). 

Serve this delicious soup for dinner with some fresh-baked bread or these easy homemade croutons. This flavor-packed, gluten-free soup freezes well, so make extra and stock up! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Total Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours

Servings: 8


  • 1 pound dry split peas, washed
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 2 - 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk, half and half or heavy cream

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Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer a dairy-free version, you could leave out the milk or cream, but it would be less creamy.
  • You can add more or less milk, depending on your preferred consistency.
  • Serve with warm bread, breadsticks or croutons, if desired. Garnish with parsley or cilantro, if you like. 
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepot.
  • This soup freezes well – you may want to have some in reserve for a rainy (or snowy) day!

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients except the milk into a soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring often.
  2. Remove the ham bone and pick off any meat. 
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend until almost smooth. (You could also push the soup through a mesh strainer.)
  4. Stir in the milk and season with salt and pepper. Put the ham meat back into the pot. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 240

Total Fat: 3.1g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 8mg

Sodium: 175mg

Total Carbohydrate: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 15.3g

Total Sugars: 6.5g

Protein: 16.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 67mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 693mg

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This sounds so good. 😍
Elisa Schmitz
I just love split pea soup and this version is so easy and nourishing. #yum
Amish food is really hearty and keeps you satisfied.
Okay, call me crazy ...last night I made tofu ham from this site ...Im going to make this split pea soup today and add some of the tofu ham to it.
Donna John
That sounds delicious! That's my son's girlfriend's tofu recipe. So glad you enjoyed it!

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