Cheap and Nutritious: Simple Split Pea Soup Recipe

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Second Harvest’s Nutrition Services team travels throughout our 18 county service area teaching cooking classes, giving grocery store tours, and helping families learn more about eating for health on a fixed income. Here is a recipe our team is sharing everywhere they go this winter:

Total: 1 hr. 40 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 1 hr. 30 min Yield: 5 to 6 servings Level: Easy


1 cup chopped yellow onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 cup olive oil or canola oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups medium-diced carrots (3 to 4 carrots) 1 cup medium-diced boiling potatoes, unpeeled (3 small) 1 pound dried split green peas 8 cups chicken stock, veggie stock or water