Split Pea Soup

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I’ve been fantasizing about this recipe for months and it is part of the reason I boycotted Easter this year – since ham is on my no-no list. So guess what I did this past week?

Yep, I made it.

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But not with ham.

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Smoked turkey leg and thigh to the rescue! And it. was. so. good. A little thick but nothing adding a touch more water couldn’t fix.

Split Pea Soup with Smoked Turkey

Ingredients

    4 c. dried green split peas
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
    1 smoked turkey leg (approx .75 lb w/ bone in)*
    1 smoked turkey thigh (approx 1lb w/ bone in)*
    4 c. chicken broth
    4 c. vegetable broth
    4 c. water**
    1 t marjoram
    1 t thyme
    1 t fresh ground black pepper
    1 T lemon juice
    *Note: 1.75 lb bone-in smoked turkey yields ~1 lb of meat
    **Note: I couldn’t get all the water in initially but after I took the turkey out I had room to water it down some. Adjust as necessary to suit your thickness preference.

Directions

In a large crockpot, layer ingredients in order. Turn on low for 8-10 hours.
Prior to serving, remove bones from smoked turkey and chop turkey in to bite-sized pieces if necessary.

Serving Size: makes 10 2-cup servings
Nutrition


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The turkey just fell off the bone and was super delicious.

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Switching out sweet potato for the carrot in my original recipe was also a very good call.

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There is just something about this soup that is so satisfying and heart warming.

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Yes, I’m aware that there is nothing attractive about this goopy mess but my belly just can’t get enough of this stuff. And it might be the last soup I can really get away with for the season! (Who am I kidding? I eat soup year-round!)

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5 Responses

  1. You can’t go wrong adding sweet potato -= I bet this soup is way down in your belly good. I need to make some soup *sighhh* I want soup!

  2. Mmm this is making me wish it was lunch already, it looks so fantastic! Love that you added sweet potato 🙂

  3. Great looking pea soup! i bet the smoked turkey leg worked out just fabulously! This would warm me up on a cool, rainy day….and it is raining…

  4. It’s sooooo thick and 2 thumbs up for the smoked turkey and sweet potatoes.

  5. This soup is great and easy to make. Recently I posted chickpeas soup as well but vegetarian style. I add Kabocha squash instead of sweet potato. Great yummy soup.

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