Alton Brown's Curried Split Pea Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.7
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
  • Sodium: 658.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    * Butter, unsalted, 2 tbsp (remove)
    * Split Peas, 340.2 grams (remove)
    * Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped (remove)
    * *Garlic - minced (1 tsp), 3 serving (remove)
    * Salt, 1 dash (remove)
    * Swanson Chicken Broth 99% Fat Free, 5 cup (remove)
    * Curry powder, 1 tbsp (remove)


Place the butter into a large (4 to 6-quart) saucepan over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the onion and a generous pinch of salt and sweat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sweat for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, making certain not to allow onions or garlic to brown.

Add the peas, chicken broth and curry powder. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook at a simmer until the peas are tender and not holding their shape any longer, approximately 45 to 50 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Using care and a stick blender, puree the soup until the desired consistency. Watch out for hot splatters.
Rated: 5 stars out of 584 Reviews

Number of Servings: 4

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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Fabulous! I made this without the curry and added carrots and celery. Best split pea soup I ever made. - 1/2/11

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    I love this soup. I've been making it for years now. The original recipe calls for 1 TBS of garlic, not teaspoon. I also don't bother blending it. Especially after I had that incident with the blender bottom falling off and spilling hot pea soup over my feet and kitchen. Ouch... - 10/11/09