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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

 29 Ratings
3 Comments
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.

Ingredients

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

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Directions

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except ham in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add ham.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
  • 3 Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham into soup. Stir well before serving.

Expert Tips

Save the leaves from the celery to use for dressing up bowls of this hearty soup.

Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Look for them with the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
175
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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