I found so many great comfort food recipes when I first came online on a site called Stephanie’s Country Kitchen Goodness. This pea soup is yummy and good for you.
It’s also fairly economical. It uses a little bit of this and that so it’s also a great soup to make when you might be running low on things in your pantry.
Hearty Split Pea Soup
- 16 ounces dry, green split peas (rinsed)
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 lb cooked, finely chopped ham
- 2 or 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp dry thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover.
- Simmer 1 & 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add water as necessary if it becomes too thick.
- Remove bay leaf and serve.
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About Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes
These are recipes I have enjoyed throughout my life – as a child, as a young woman, and now as a wife and mom. I am sharing them because they taste good and are relatively easy to make. They only require basic ingredients that most women will be able to easily find and afford. I encourage you to use the best ingredients your can afford for the best results. It really does make a tremendous difference in the quality of the final product.
For example, I only use King Arthur Unbleached Flour for regular baking. After some inexplicable failed results at long-time favorites, I no longer use store brand butter for any baking. I only use Land O’Lakes. The difference is substantial and can mean the difference between a high quality end product and a mess.
And, please, if you do try one of my recipes and like it, come back and let me know in a comment. I truly do appreciate it when people do so!
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