Thursday, November 12, 2009

Creamy Split Pea and Bacon Soup

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!

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