Split Pea Soup with Bacon
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Simply A (RD) Fact: Split peas are a great source of dietary fiber, which is beneficial for digestive and heart health!
Ingredients
  • 3 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1-1lb bag of green split peas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced into thick rings
  • 1 pound celery, sliced into half-moons
  • 2 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½–inch rings
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Water, to cover
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot set over medium heat, add in the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove the crisp bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off all the bacon grease and discard.
  2. Return the pot to medium-high heat and add the split peas, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic powder, dried oregano, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Add in enough water to just cover the peas and vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 1½-2 hours until the peas are broken down and the soup it thickened.
  3. Add in the fresh dill and stir to combine. Serve immediately with the crisp bacon as a garnish. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 258 calories Fat: 2gm Saturated fat: 0.5gm Carbohydrates: 50gm Sodium: 584mg Fiber: 14.5gm Protein: 12gm Cholesterol: 4mg
Recipe by Simply A (RD) Foodie at http://simplyrdfoodie.com/split-pea-soup-bacon/