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Yellow Split Pea Cheesy Pasta
Cooking time


For 4 Person(s)

Yellow Split Pea Cheesy Pasta

  • 1 lb uncooked pasta, such as rotini
  • 1 tb olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked yellow split peas
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese of your choice
  • salt to taste
  • fresh thyme sprigs


Cook the pasta according to instructions on the package. Drain, toss with olive oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.

Rinse the yellow split peas. Bring 2 cups of broth and 1 cup of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the yellow split peas and cook for 50-60 minutes or until very tender. Drain excess liquid through a fine sieve. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium high heat; add the onions and sauté for 5-8 minutes or until the onions are very soft and fragrant. Transfer the butter and onions to a blender with the yellow split peas, 1/2 cup broth, and 1/2 cup yogurt. Purée until smooth.

Transfer the sauce back to a pot on the stove over medium low heat. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Add the pasta and stir until combined; season with salt and pepper and serve with a sprig of fresh thyme.