Recipe: One-Pot Split Pea Soup

Get your fill of protein and fiber with only eight ingredients.

Photo by Asia Bradlee

Photo by Asia Bradlee

One-pot meals are the perfect solution for busy days. The next time you need dinner in a pinch, try this low-maintenance split pea soup recipe that’s made with only eight ingredients.

Split peas are a member of the legume family, and provide ample amounts of fiber and protein. One cup of split peas contains about 16 grams of fiber, guaranteed to keep you satisfied and full of energy. Plus, this soup gets its smoky flavor from turkey bacon instead of traditional ham, keeping it a bit lighter.

Warning: The soup will thicken in the refrigerator, so if you have leftovers, be sure to add more water when warming it up on the stove or in the microwave.

Serves 4

2 cups split peas
3 cups water
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup diced, pre-cooked turkey bacon
1 cup white or yellow onion
1 tbs minced garlic


In a large pot, bring the split peas, water, and garlic to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer. Chop the carrots and onions and add them to the soup. If you bought pre-cooked turkey bacon, dice it and add to the pot. If you’re using raw turkey bacon, be sure to cook it before mixing it into the soup. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper, to taste.

Keep the soup simmering on low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until peas are liquified. If the soup becomes too thick, add water, a little bit at a time, until it’s at the desired consistency.

Serve hot with a sprinkle of pepper, pumpkin seeds, or shredded carrots on top.