French-Canadian Split Pea Soup Recipe

French-Canadian Split Pea Soup Recipe

1-hour recipe Serves 6
Looking for a delicious, simple meal to delight your whole family? This classic French-Canadian split pea soup recipe boasts deep flavours using a base of bay leaves, thyme, garlic and a medley of veggies. Pass us a spoon!
1-hour recipe Serves 6


3 slices
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1 900-mL carton
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp


Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 45 mins
  • 1

    Heat a large saucepan over medium. Add butter, then bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon starts to crisp. Add ham. Cook, stirring occasionally, until ham starts to turn golden, about 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Add onion, carrot, celery and bay leaves. Continue cooking, stirring often, until vegetables are golden, about 5 more minutes. Add garlic, split peas and thyme. Cook for 2 minutes.

  • 3

    Add broth. Cook until the split peas are tender, about 30 to 33 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Stir in salt and black pepper.

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