About this recipe: This split pea soup is hearty and delicious. Bacon is simmered with leek, carrot and split peas in a rosemary-infused chicken stock. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Lovely soup and easy to make . Changed a couple of things. Gave it a whiz in the blender ( after removing the bay leaves !) AND kept the crispy bacon out and added it to the bowl when ready to serve. - 15 Apr 2012
Because I am vegetarian, I substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth, and a dash of smoke flavoring for the bacon. This was a delicious soup, and fairly quick to make, too. - 30 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent! Instead of bacon I used a leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving. I threw it all in a crockpot, cooked it all day, and then puréed it in the blender. Be very careful how much salt you add as the ham should have most of what you need. Save the salting for last. If you do oversalt, simply mix in small amounts of heavy cream after you purée. - 01 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)