Make Ahead

Split Pea Casserole

December 20, 2015
6 Ratings
Photo by Colleen Stem
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

If you are awesome and like split peas.. you will freaking love this casserole.
I could eat it everyday!
Note… I used the veggie that I had on hand. So say you don’t like parsnips, don’t use them or want to add celery, go for it. Just make sure to have at about 4-5 cups of chopped up veggies.

Colleen Stem

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup dried split peas
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons italian spice blend
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 small head of cabbage
  • 3 small white potato
  • carrots
  • 1 big parsnip
  1. Take all the spices and mix them together. Dice onion into little pieces and stick into a big heavy bottom pot with half of the spice blend, the bay leaf, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and a splash of water. Stick on stove and cook for a few minutes until water evaporates and the onions are fragrant and starting to soften. Now dump in the dried peas and 3-1/2 cups water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and place a lid on the pot. Cook the peas, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes of until falling apart.
  2. In the mean time, dice up the veggies (leave one potato to top with)into mouth sized chunks and stick them in either a casserole dish or a 12-inch oven safe skillet. Mix in the other half of the spice blend
  3. Preheat oven to 375 Once the split peas are done, take the pot and dump into the chopped veggies and mix around. Take remaining potato and slice thinly. Top the casserole with thin slices of potato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stick that bad boy into the oven.
  4. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and the peas have thickened. Remove from oven, let rest for a few minutes, and serve it on up!

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  • Colleen Stem
    Colleen Stem
  • suz
  • Citrus

3 Reviews

Citrus July 26, 2023
Fat salt acid heat

This is missing two of these 😬

The vegetable part of the casserole comes out rubbery with not a lot of flavor, the peas come out stellar though.

Apple cider vinegar and a bit of breading would help a lot. Definitely double the pea to vegetable proportion too.

In the meantime I’ll be adding this casserole to my next soup
Colleen S. December 23, 2015
suz, Sorry to hear that you didn't like it… I guess it's not for everyone. Still one of my favorite dishes to make!
suz December 23, 2015
I'm sorry, but this was frankly terrible. I wanted to like it. I love split peas and vegetables, but it was flavorless and the texture was off-putting.