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!
Crock-Pot 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!
- Dried Split Peas – For this recipe you will need 2 pounds of dried split peas which can be found in the aisle of the grocery store where they sell other dried beans. The best part about using split peas is that you don’t have to soak them!
- Low-Sodium Chicken Broth – I prefer to use my homemade chicken broth but you can also use two 32 ounce cartons of a good quality store bought broth too.
- Carrots – Peeled and diced
- Yellow Onion – Peeled and finely diced.
- Ham – This recipe is perfect to use up leftover ham but you can also purchase a couple of ham steaks and dice them up too.
- Salt And Pepper – This is just to taste.
- Add all 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.
More Tasty Slow Cooker Soups To Try!
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- Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana
- Crock-Pot Chicken & Dumplings
- Slow Cooker Cheddar Beer Soup
- Crock-Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Soup
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