Slow-Cooker Split Pea and Yam Soup

Ladle up a bowlful of the ultimate comfort food--soup!

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

7
cups water
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
small yams (3/4 lb), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
package (16 oz) dried yellow split peas (2 1/4 cups)
1
package (6 oz) sliced Canadian-style bacon, coarsely chopped

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours. Stir well before serving.

Expert Tips

For a tasty meatless soup, use vegetable broth instead of the water and omit the Canadian-style bacon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
16g
16%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.