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‘Tis the season for delicious and comforting homemade soups. After Thanksgiving, Matt and I made some turkey bone broth with the leftover turkey bones and froze them for later usage. Well, the day finally came and I put that turkey bone broth to good use! This week I made this amazing split pea soup with homemade turkey bone broth and turkey bacon. You can absolutely use any type of broth you choose (I suggest either turkey, chicken or vegetable). You also do not need to make home made bone broth to put this recipe together… you can buy ready made broth from the store. One of my favorite brands is Bonafide Provisions, you can find them in the freezer section at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Gelsons, Ralphs or Lassens! Why bone broth? Bone broth offers many health benefits, it can help support our immune systems, sustain joint health, provides building blocks for healthy skin, hair and nails, and maintains healthy brain function by supporting our gut health! Incredible, I know. This split pea recipe is so easy to put together and it practically makes itself. You will have enough to feed the entire family plus some! You can also freeze your soup and save it for a rainy day. I hope you love this split pea soup as much as we do!
Split Pea Soup with Turkey BaconCourse: animal protein, dairy free, gluten free, recipes, soups
16oz bag of dry split peas
1 white onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
8 slices turkey bacon, diced
6 cups turkey bone broth (or any type of broth or stock)
2 tsp salt
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
- In a large stock pot, heat up 2-3 tbsp E.V.O.O on medium/high heat
- Add diced bacon and fry for about 5 minutes
- Add diced onion, carrots, garlic and salt
- Sauté for about 10 minutes
- Rinse peas thoroughly with cold water and add them to your pot
- Add bone broth
- Bring to a boil then simmer on low heat for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add ground pepper to taste
- You will now soup is done once it becomes thick. Split peas will naturally begin to mush up to create a creamy consistency. Do not blend.