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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 10 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.
Updated Mar 10, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Save the leaves from the celery to use for dressing up bowls of this hearty soup.
  • tip 2
    Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Look for them with the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.

Nutrition

175 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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