Split pea bacon soup

This bacon split pea soup is heart warming. Yellow peas are packed with fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins. Topped with crunchy bacon and sour cream and served with a warm ciabatta bun, this soup feels like a warm hug.  

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Cook the bacon: Cut the bacon in thin slices.

In a pot, heat a drizzle of oil. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes. Set the bacon aside.

Keep enough bacon fat in the pot to cook the onion.


Cut & cook the onion: Dice the onion.

Cook the onions on medium heat in the pot with the bacon fat for 5 minutes.


Cook the soup:  Rinse the yellow split pea in a strainer.

Add the yellow split pea, half the bacon, spice blend and water 3 1/2 cups (2p), 7 cups (4p), 10 1/2 cups (6p) to the onions. Bring to a boil and let simmer on low-medium heat for 40 minutes.

When the soup has about 10 minutes left to simmer, preheat the oven to 400F for the ciabatta.


Finish the soup & heat the ciabattas: Place the ciabatta in the over for 2 minutes.

Place the soup in the blender* and blend until smooth, 1 minute.

Return the soup to the pot and season with salt & pepper. Combine and bring to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Note: Ensure to not overfill the blender. If needed blend in multiple batches.


Garnish & serve: Garnish with sour cream and bacon. Serve with the warm ciabatta

Bon Appétit!



2 portions

4 portions

6 portions


80 gr

160 gr

240 gr


1 small

1 medium

1 large

yellow split pea

2/3 cup

1 1/3 cup

2 cups

spice blend

1/2 tsp

1 tsp

1 1/2 tsp

sour cream

1/4 cup

1/2 cup

3/4 cup





Health fact

Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath

Owner of Regina Naturopathic

A 25 year study of 16,000 men, found that those who regularly consumed legumes (like dried peas) had an 82% lower risk of heart disease.

Cooking with kids

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician

Owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition

Get those kids in the kitchen! Little ones as young as two years old can help with meal prep. When kids help prepare food, they may be more likely to try the same food at the table.

Making this recipe for kids?
Soup can be hot and uncomfortable to eat for children. You can place the soup in a larger bowl so it cools down.

Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 6:  

  • Garnish and serve

Recommended wine pairing

Brumont merlot-tannat
Bright, bold aromas of cherry, plum, raspberry and strawberry also including toasted nuts, oak and hints of vanilla.
Region: South-West France
Alcohol: 13.5%
(SLGA): $13.97

E&J Gallo family vineyards chardonnay
Flavours of citrus notes, hints of vanilla and a dash of oak. The mouth-feel is soft, with a medium weight and slight crispness. A lingering finish tastes of ripe, red apples.
Region: California
Alcohol: 13%
(SLGA): $10.20


Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

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