6 cups water
1 1/2 cups green split peas, dry
1 oz. packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix, dry
Combine the first three ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until the peas are very soft.
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, cut in cubes
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
Stir the cream cheese into the soup until it has melted. Add the bacon. Garnish soup bowls with French fried onions if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
*Once again I am using a semi-drab food item and dolling it up. Have you ever had a good split pea soup? If not, maybe this will change your mind! It is incredibly easy and super tasty. For a healthier version use turkey bacon. You could also blend the peas if you want a creamier texture.
From the Other Half,
We just remade this the other day and I have to say that it is fabulous! Oh, and don't worry if right when your done the soup looks a bit runny. It thickens quite a bit as it cools!