Slow-Cooker Yellow Split Pea Soup with Canadian Bacon

What could be better than ready-to-eat homemade soup when you arrive home!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

8
cups water
1
package (1 pound) dried yellow split peas, sorted and rinsed
3
medium carrots, diced (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup diced Canadian-style bacon (5 ounces)
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Place 2 cups of the soup in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth; pour into bowl. Repeat with 2 more cups soup. Stir all blended soup into soup in slow cooker.

Expert Tips

Crumbling the needle-like rosemary leaves will release their pungent flavor and make them less prominent in the dish. Save your fingers by chopping or crushing the leaves on a cutting board or with a mortar and pestle.

Dried green split peas can be used for the yellow.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
13g
13%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
86%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.