Green Split Pea & Potato Soup (Erbsensuppe)
70 mins (prep 20, cooking 50)
7 ingredients
4-6 servings
My mum taught me how to make this soup. It's one of my favourites when the days start to become shorter and colder. If you live in Germany, try to cook some 'Mettendchen' with the potatoes, it gives the soup a beautiful flavour, if you can't find Mettendchen try using kielbasa or a ham bone. You can also cook a ham bone in it for extra flavour.

Categories:  served-hot , seasonal , winter , presentation , fall , inexpensive , <-4-hours , potato , soups-&-stews , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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  • 2 cups split peas, well rinsed and drained
  • 2 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices smoked streaky bacon, chopped finely
  • 5 cups water
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 frankfurters (optional)


Serving Size (681.72 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 478.52 Calories from Fat 50.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.57g 34.31%
Saturated Fat 0.19g 3.74%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 651.54mg 108.59%
Total Carbohydrate 89.01g 118.67%
Dietary Fiber 12.87 g 205.84%
Sugars 22.7 g %
Protein 21.8g 174.37%
Vitamin A 10056.98IU% Vitamin C 5.91mg%
Calcium 312.9mg% Iron 4.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
split peas, frankfurters