Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

READY IN: 7hrs 15mins
Recipe by CookbookCarrie

This split pea soup is almost as easy as opening a can, and twice as yummy. Hope you enjoy it!

Top Review by Brenda in Winnipeg

I have been making this exact recipe all my life. I'm 70. I use ham hocks but I cook them in water or chicken stock first and then put the stock in the fridge overnight and skim the fat in the morning. I have used split green or yellow peas. Sometimes I use 1 cup split and 1 1/2 cups whole peas for texture. Everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed and sorted (2 1/4 Cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped (1 Cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 ham bone or 2 lbs ham shanks or 2 lbs smoked pork hocks

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients except ham in 5 qt slow cooker, then add ham.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat 8 to 10 hrs or on high heat 6 to 7 hours until peas are tender Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board.
  3. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin.
  4. Stir ham into soup.
  5. Stir well before serving.

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