Soups

Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe

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I love split pea soup on cold days or any day of the year. There are many ways of making split pea soup. Some recipes use water, some use some kind of broth and some add some milk so it’s creamy. Cut up ham, a ham or pork hock and a variety of vegetables can also be added in. Below is my recipe for making a hearty split pea soup where I add in chicken broth , vegetable broth, onion, celery, carrots, pork hocks, potatoes, diced ham, basil, thyme, a bay leaf and pepper.

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2 tablespoons of butter
2 medium onions, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
7 cups of chicken broth
3 cups of vegetable broth
1 1/2 pounds of smoked ham hocks
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1 large bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces of green split peas
1/2 pound of ham steak, diced
3 medium potatoes, diced
You will want to begin by taking a Dutch Oven and melting the butter in it over medium-high heat. Next, add the onion, celery and carrots and sauté them until the vegetables begin to soften This should...
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Nutritions

Calories
323

Sodium
2562mg
106% DV

Fat
18g
28% DV

Protein
26g
52% DV

Carbs
18g
6% DV

Fiber
8g
32% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV