split pea soup with potatoes served with a homemade slice of bread

Split Pea Soup with Potatoes

This simple dinner is perfect for Lent. Some Franciscan orders only eat Split Pea soup for all their meals for Lent as a sacrifice!  This soup is a little more hardy with potatoes and carrots.  Even though it is a simple meal, my children even enjoyed the taste. I like how easy it is to make too.  Just add all the ingredients, simmer for 80 mins, and it is ready to go!  My family enjoys this meal with a crusty bread on the side. 

split pea soup with potatoes served with a homemade slice of bread

Split Pea Soup with Potatoes

This is an easy to make and a simple soup that is perfect for Lent!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 large carrots
  • 4-5 red potatoes
  • 1 lb dried split green peas
  • 8 cups chicken stock or bone broth


  • Cut up all vegetables into bite size pieces.
  • Sauté garlic and onion for 5 mins.
  • Add the rest of ingredients and simmer for 80 mins.
  • Mash as much as you like, then serve hot.

In Christ,

Heather Johnson

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Hi, I’m Heather! Welcome to this blog! I’m a Catholic YouTuber, wife, and mother to 5 beautiful children ages 2-11. My greatest joy is my vocation of being a wife, mother, homemaker, and home chef. My YouTube ministry is where I love spreading hope, joy, and encouraging all to love Christ with their whole hearts.

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