French Canadian Pea Soup

Trish Morris


Great soup just takes time.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

1 Hr
4 Hr
Stove Top



  • 1
    ham bone ( with some meat still on)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olvie oil
  • 1
    onion( yellow or white) chopped
  • 1
    box chicken stock ( low sodium)
  • 4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
  • SOUP

  • 4-6 c
    ham stock ( which you just made)
  • 2- 21/2 c
    carrots, diced (raw)
  • 1 c
    celery,diced (raw)
  • 1
    onion,diced (raw)
  • 11/2 c
    dry yellow split peas
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried

How to Make French Canadian Pea Soup


  1. For Ham Stock, in large pot put olive oil on med head and sauté onions. Add Ham bone and other ingredients and simmer for at least two hours. I put mine in the fridge overnight. When I cook this in winter and the temp outside is 32 or lower I just set it on an outside table.
    Drain stock and pick of the meat and save to add to the final soup.
  2. In the same large pot, sauté the vegetable a bit and add the stock, peas, and seasoning. You won't need salt the ham has plenty. Cook on simmer/med for at least wo hours stirring once in a while. Soup should thicken as the peas cook. If you like it thicker simply add more peas and adjust cook time.
  3. you can adjust this recipe easy: if you think its to thick just add more water or chicken stock.

Printable Recipe Card

About French Canadian Pea Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom

Leave a Comment

13 Bright And Flavorful Summer Soups Recipe

13 Bright and Flavorful Summer Soups

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Soups have a bad-rap for only being associated with winter - but summer is a great time for soups too! Light, healthy, bright and bursting with flavor, these summer soups...

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a delicious cup of soup! Especially when your crock pot does all the work. Check out these...