Homestyle Split Pea Soup (for my poor sweet husband who is sick with the flu)

It's been all kleenex boxes and chamomile tea around here these days. 
My poor husband has the flu.

So I made him a nourishing homestyle split pea soup for dinner tonight, and he ate two huge bowls of it.... not too shabby for someone who's supposedly lost his appetite.

I love this recipe. It's probably the first soup I ever made, and I keep going back to it. It's perfect for a night like tonight : )
 Read on for the recipe...

Hearty Homestyle Split Pea Soup

5 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken soup stock
1 1/2 cups split peas, rinsed
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup carrots, sliced
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 tsp dried dill
dash of cayenne pepper
freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • In a large pot bring the soup stock and peas to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for another 15-20 minutes (until the carrots & peas are cooked).
  • Add more water if you prefer a thinner soup.... I like it thick & hearty!


  1. sounds delish- I hope your charge feels better soon!

  2. this sounds delicious!!! Good job

  3. I just may have to try this for my new recipe of the week next week.. it looks soo good! I am a huge fan of soup :) Hope he feels better!

  4. YUM! its so cold here, i need this! love the blog! cant wait to start following and catching up with your posts! Love it!

  5. I hope he feels better soon. my man is sick, too, so I might give your soup a try. sounds and looks delicious :)

  6. Oh so sorry that your husband is having the flu...Poor him. I hope he will feel better soon and that soup looks so delicious. You know that I love soups. Im going to try this one over the weekend:)Yum! Happy Tuesday, darling

  7. hahaha men and illness are always hilarious. Reminds me of this video:

    the soup looks delicious!!!



  8. Thea, that video is HILARIOUS!!! Oh the man cold....
    : )

  9. Ohh I hope he gets better. Half my office was out with the flu. Soup and tea!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

  10. Hope your sweetie is feeling better soon! You certainly are taking good care of him :) This soup looks super yummy - I love that you added dill, I'll have to try that with split peas soon!

  11. Oh you're so sweet for making him homemade soup :)

  12. Hope he's feeling better. That soup looks delicious!

  13. Was just chatting with my mom on skype and she told me that she tried your recipe and LOVED it! She said and I quote "I could eat it every day". Pretty impressive:)

  14. Bri, that's so cool that your mom made the soup! I'm glad she liked it. It really is a simple & reliable recipe : )

  15. This looks WAY better than any split pea soup I've ever seen! And the perfect soup season :)


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