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Split Pea Soup in a bowl

Russian Split Pea Soup

This classic recipe for split pea soup comes directly from my Grandma’s kitchen. Made from simple, wholesome ingredients, it nourishes and nurtures you at the same time! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword soup reicpe, split pea soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 209kcal


  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 qt water
  • 1 1/2 cup split-peas
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1 large carrots chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 tbsp dill diced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Prepare ingredients for the recipe.
    Ingredients for the split pea soup
  • Place chicken into salted water and cook it until the chicken is almost fully cooked.
  • In a frying pan, saute onions with carrots and oil; cook until vegetables are soft (7-10 minutes). Add the mixture to the boiling chicken.
    Carrots and onion in a skillet
  • Also, add peas into the cooking ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 20 minutes.
    peas getting added to the cooking split pea soup
  • Add sliced potatoes to the cooking soup. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 20 minutes, occasionally stirring. Add dill and cook for another 5 minutes.
    Pot with soup ingredients cooking
  • Serve the split pea soup while it's warm or reheat before serving. 
    Split Pea Soup in a bowl


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 932mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg