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Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe

Split pea soup is one of those things that I never ate growing up. I’m not sure why but I had never even tried it until I moved to Canada. Dewey loves it (he’s French…he has to) but I was not convinced.

Let’s face it, it is a bit weird looking. All green and lumpy and pea-y. My hesitation didn’t mean that I got out of making it for Dewey. Thankfully, the recipe I tried (and adapted) was a winner. Who knew that Crock Pot Split Pea Soup could be easy and delicious (even for an Alabama girl).

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

I have gotten over my aversion and now I quite like split pea soup. Especially if it has lots of ham in it. Plus, making it in the crockpot means that it is easy peasy. See what I did there? Ha! Pea….sy.

Dewey says that this recipe is French Grandma approved. It’s the perfect recipe to make after Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving when you have lots of leftover ham. Pair it with a crusty baguette and you have a delicious and warm winter dinner.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 oz dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups ham, meaty hambone or 2 ham hocks
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ribs celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped or 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups hot water
spilt pea soup made in the slow cooker

INSTRUCTIONS:

place split peas in slow cooker
layer ham on top of split peas

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given; pour in water.

add carrots to the slow cooker
put onions on top of other ingredients in crock pot
add celery and seasoning

Do not stir ingredients.

Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.

Remove bones and bay leaf. Mash peas to thicken more if desired.

Serve garnished with croutons.

slow cooker split pea soup

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Leftover ham makes the best split pea soup. Here is our favourite crock pot recipe.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups ham, meaty hambone or 2 ham hocks
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ribs celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped or 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups hot water

Instructions

  1. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given; pour in water.
  2. Do not stir ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.
  4. Remove bones and bay leaf.
  5. Mash peas to thicken more if desired.
  6. Serve garnished with croutons.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 1643mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 15gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

Have leftovers? This soup freezes really well. Then you can have warm and delicious soup whenever you want without all the work. Just thaw and reheat!

Enjoy!

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MO

Sunday 4th of January 2015

Love this recipe, I have substituted yellow split peas. That is what my Memere used but of course the crockpot is much easier than the way she used to make it.

Shawna Yeske

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009

Trying it today. Just put the crock on high at 2:30 so not sure if we'll be able to have it tonight or it will have to wait until tomorrow. Will let you know how it turns out, I'll likely be the only one in the fam to eat it - besides Shanook:)

Papa

Sunday 4th of January 2015

So how did it turn out? Who is Shanook?

Sandra

Sunday 1st of November 2009

Tried this and it was delicious!!!

Cate O'Malley

Friday 30th of October 2009

Love Split Pea Soup, but like you, the rest of the family isn't especially fond of it. The crockpot is definitely the way to go, and the soup is perfect for Fall - delish!

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