Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs
Place in crockpot and head to work - yummy dinner will be ready and waiting for you.This is a thick soup, and easy to thin with extra water or broth near the end or when reheating.
- 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
- 2 cups diced ham
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, plus leaves, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh pepper
- 1 1⁄2 quarts hot water or 1 1⁄2 quarts broth
- Layer ingredients in crockpot.
- Pour in water, so don't stir.
- Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove Bay leaf.
- Serve with some nice crusty bread or buns.
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!
Terrific soup. Just terrific. I didn't have any ham in the freezer, but did put a nice big pork shoulder bone in the pot so got some great flavor from that. I like nice thick pea soup so I only used a quart of water, and I cooked it on high until the peas disintegrated. Absolute perfection. I'm looking forward to taking it for lunches this week. Thanks a mil.
Followed this exactly, and let me tell you, what a soup! This was terrific, and you have the reviews to prove it too! I also used left-over spiral ham ~ with large ham bone. I almost didn't even need anything else but the bone, ham, and peas. This is a real gem, and you should try it! Made for Diabetic Healthy Month! 2012