Split Pea Soup (Crock Pot) - Dairy Free

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
Recipe by Chelle_DaysFlutterby

Very little prep, just layer in crock pot/slow cooker, leave it for the day and a filling, delicious soup will be ready for dinner. This recipe is a very versatile base split pea soup. For a Vegan option, omit the meat. I have made this recipe using ham, ham hock, and bacon. I have used veggie broth, chicken broth and water... each tasting different but yummy! I have reduced the salt but have not adjusted the recipe as written. This soup is even better the next day, it freezes well. This tends to be a thicker soup (especially once it has cooled) so adjust liquid after cooking to desired thickness.

Top Review by jenisinchina

Very good soup! I made this when my in-laws visited (6 adults) and they all enjoyed the soup! A few things to note for people concerned about the thickness of the soup. After the peas are soft enough to your liking, turn off crock pot, leave open about 15-20mins. Soup will thicken upon standing. If you keep cooking the coup after the peas are soft the soup will darken. There are a few comments about the soup being dark, this is because it was over cooked. Only changes I made was using an extra carrot and stalk of celery. Next time I will use a couple more carrots per personal taste (we love carrots in our soup!). Thank you for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer ingredients in crockpot.
  2. Pour in water, so don't stir.
  3. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove Bay leaf.
  5. Serve with some nice crusty bread or buns.

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