Slow-Cooker Split Pea and Ham Chowder

With two simple steps, you're well on your way to offering your family a down-home slow-cooked soup.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

1
bag (1 pound) yellow split peas, sorted and rinsed
1
can (11 ounces) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup)
3
cups water
1
cup diced fully cooked ham
1
cup frozen cubed southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce

  • 1 Mix all ingredients in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

Expert Tips

Use sliced carrots purchased from the produce department or salad bar instead of slicing your own. The ham and celery can be cut ahead of time, packaged separately and refrigerated until you're ready to assemble the soup.

Crisp breadsticks or crackers complete this hearty soup. For a sweet ending, serve fresh fruit and a plate of holiday cookies.

For extra color and flavor, sprinkle each serving with crumbled crisply cooked bacon or chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
1260mg
1260%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
18g
18%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.