Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Split pea soup, a soup that often speaks to all age categories. This is primarily due to its diverse, yet comforting flavours as well as its simplicity in ingredients and quick preparation. Find out today with Hana’s Recipes and its easy-to-follow photo recipe!

Split pea soup: Why is it a good choice?

As already introduced, split pea soup tends to be chosen for its significant flavours and aroma as well as its extra comforting element. In general, soups are known to warm the human body during cold and winter seasons and to provide the needed comfort in such days. This can be easily and quickly achieved since the overall preparation of the split pea soup takes maximum 40 minutes and involves only 5 steps.

Ingredients that are being used within this soup recipe are also quite simple. What you need are frozen / fresh peas, onions, garlic, butter and eggs, along with some spices to enhance the aroma and flavour of the soup. Very easy to put it all together and to create a satisfying and tasty meal!

It is also worth mentioning all the health benefits that split pea soup carries with itself. Thanks to green peas, the soup is enriched with a great amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Specifically, they contain vitamin K and manganese that are crucial for reducing the risk of osteoporosis (bone sickness). Peas also provide plant-based protein content into the soup, creating ideal opportunity for vegetarians and vegans to maintain their body tissues, immune function and overall growth.

As for the other ingredients, onion and garlic additions in split pea soup contribute to the immune system boost, thanks to their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Butter in particular contains a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, which reduces inflammation, supports gut health and encourages the prevention against obesity. When it comes to eggs in the soup, they have the power to add extra protein and help protect human eyes due to their antioxidant content, involving lutein and zeaxanthin.

We could include even more health benefits, however nothing proves the above better that the actual making of the soup. Follow the photo recipe below and find out for yourself! 

We wish you the best of luck!


  • Approx. 300 g of frozen (fresh) green peas,
  • ½ of onion,
  • 2 cloves of garlic,
  • A piece of butter,
  • 2 eggs,
  • Approx. 20 tablespoons of semolina,


  • Salt,
  • Whole cumin,
  • Turmeric,
  • Ground red pepper,
  • Parsley,
  • Chives

Split pea soup: Simple 5-step preparation


Let’s begin with preparing the dough for gnocchi. Beat the eggs with a fork, add a pinch of salt and gradually add approximately 20 tablespoons of semolina.

Split pea soup. Photo: Nela

2The dough should not be too stiff. You can also add finely chopped parsley or chives, which will make the gnocchi tastier and more colourful. Let the dough stand, so that the semolina swells.

Split pea soup. Photo: Nela

3Pour 3 liters of water into the pot, add frozen (fresh) peas, a piece of butter, whole cumin, turmeric, ground red pepper and salt again. When the soup boils, boil the gnocchi through a sieve as well or put them out using a spoon.

Split pea soup. Photo: Nela

4Season to taste or add water, depending on how thick you would like to have your split pea soup. Cook the gnocchi as much as needed. It all then takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Split pea soup. Photo: Nela


Lastly, put the soup away. Serve with more chopped parsley or chives.

Split pea soup. Photo: Nela

Amazing job! Bon appetite and enjoy the comfort of your split pea soup!

Also, take a look at different, previously recommended soups from Hana’s Recipes blog that will be appreciated by all your family members or potentially visitors:

      1. Chicken soup as a great hangover remedy after a tough night out full of drinking,
      2. Traditional tomato soup done in 25 minutes,
      3. Outstanding Hungarian goulash, which speaks to people as both the soup and the separate meal with the side dish based on your general preferences as well as dietary limitations

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FAQ 1: Do I make the split pea soup in a slow cooker or an instant pot?

This practically depends on your personal preference. You can make split pea soup in both slow cooker or instant pot. Simply follow the instructions on your appliance, if possible, for cooking times and other settings as well as the recipe itself that you are using to prepare the split pea soup. Particularly with our photo recipe above, the device will not make a difference on the taste or aroma, so feel free to choose for yourself.

FAQ 2: Is split pea soup gluten-free?

Yes! Split pea soup is naturally gluten-free, as long as no gluten-containing ingredients are added. Make sure to always double check the labels and ingredient lists to ensure that any packaged or processed food items are certified gluten-free. However, the huge advantage of split pea soup is its adaptability, so even when additional ingredients are listed and contain gluten, you can easily skip them or replace them with 100% gluten-free alternatives.


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