Pretty Pea Soup Recipe

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 by Lana Shea

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Pretty Pea Soup

 Posted on Iowa Mom Videos


1 lb split peas

water (up to 3/4 of the pan)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 onion (cut up and sautéed)

1/2 small bag of baby carrots (cut up)

a few stalks of celery  (cut up)

1 -2 teaspoons of minced garlic

1 bay leaf

dash of ground cloves


Optional:  Add a small amount of ham or bacon for more flavor and to complete the low cost protein.


Bring to a boil (that takes about 10 minutes)


Once it boils, stir and turn burner on low and simmer for 1 hour.

Take out bay leaf

Taste and add more salt and pepper if it needs more flavor