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Make-Ahead Split Pea Soup Mix in a Jar

What’s your favorite type of soup? I find it fascinating how you could ask 10 different people that same exact question and end up with 10 different answers.

Make-Ahead Split Pea Soup Mix in a Jar

Some people are crazy about chicken noodle soup. Others like to stick with something classic like tomato soup. Myself? As much as I love making a ton of different soup recipes, if you were to force me to choose a favorite, I think I would have to go with homemade split pea soup, and this is my favorite split pea soup mix recipe that you can make ahead and store in a jar!

Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe In A Jar

Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe In A Jar

For the split pea soup recipe you’ll need two cups of split peas, dried thyme, chopped onion, garlic powder, one single bay leaf, one chicken (or vegetable if you would prefer) bouillon cube, and salt and pepper.

Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe In A Jar

Just layer all of the ingredients inside of your jar by following the directions listed below and you’ll have a no-hassle split pea soup ready to make whenever you’re looking for a super easy meal!

Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe In A Jar

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Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe In A Jar

Make-Ahead Split Pea Soup Mix in a Jar

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups split green peas
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp dried chopped onions
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube


  • Layer the ingredients in the following order in a jar: 

– split green peas

– dried thyme

– garlic powder

– black pepper

– salt

-dried onions

– bay leaf 

– bouillon cube 

  • Print the recipe tag on card stock and cut out. 
  • Attach the tag to the jar. 
  • Decorate the jar as you wish. 


To make the soup:

  1. Unwrap the bouillon cube.
  2. Add the bouillon cube, remaining content of the jar, 2 diced carrots, 2 diced celery stalk and 6 cups of water into a large pot. 
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  4. Reduce the heat. 
  5. Cover and simmer, until the split peas are tender, about one hour, adding more water as necessary. 
  6. Discard the bay leaf. 
  7. Stir in 1 cup of chopped ham and serve.   

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