With just 5 ingredients this recipe for Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup is super easy to make and is a frugal recipe to use up leftover ham!
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Yummy recipe from one of our readers Krista Marshall, who blogs over at EveryDayMomsMeals.blogspot.com.
I love how this basic split pea soup has just 5 ingredients (split peas, chicken broth, carrots, onions and ham) making this a super frugal recipe especially if you are using leftover ham from a holiday meal.
I know in our family leftover ham from Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are almost always looked forward in a good bowl of split pea soup or other ham and bean soup.
And if you don’t have leftover ham you can easily buy a couple of ham steaks at the grocery store and dice them up to add to your soup. And if you are really in a pinch I have used cooked bacon too. YUM
For a meal I like to just put out a bowl of rolls and make up a yummy salad and we will have soup and salad for dinner which is actually a big hit with my family.
Enjoy this lovely recipe from Krista folks and let us know in the comments what you think!
Gluten Free | High Fiber | Low Calorie | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Sodium | Low Sugar
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Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe
- 2 Pounds Dried Split Peas
- 64 Ounces Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (Store Bought Or Homemade)
- 1 Pound Carrots (Diced)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Peeled And Finely Diced)
- 1 Pound Ham (Diced)
- Salt And Pepper (To Taste)
- Add split peas, chicken broth, carrots, onion and ham to a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until peas break down and soup becomes very thick.
- Add water to loosen, if necessary.
- To help peas break down, about 5 hours in, use a potato masher to break them up.
- Taste soup and season with salt and pepper if needed.
This looks really good too. I’ve never been a big fan of split pea soup. Well actually I’ve never tried it. ;)But this actually looks appetizing, which alot of them don’t. Thanks for sharing!
Hi! Could it be, that this recipe doesn’t require any water to start the cooking? Is the liquid from carrots and onions alone really enough to soften the peas? It does say in step 3 to add water, but only if necessary..
What kind of split pea? Chic pea or yellow spiit pea?
Emilee @ CrockPotLadies says
Our local grocery store carries dried green split peas. I’m sure you could use whatever you have available to you. Hope that helps!