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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
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  • 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 this ridiculously easy Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe. Let your slow cooker do the work while you're out, then walk in the door to a warm meal that's ready to enjoy. Have some hungry mouths to feed? Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup is a crowd-pleaser, and it also makes amazing leftovers the next day!
Updated Dec 5, 2022

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
    Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients except ham; mix together. 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 and use them as a garnish for your slow-cooker pea soup.
  • tip 2
    Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Find them near the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.
  • tip 3
    Try serving this easy soup alongside a simple green salad and garlic bread, or grilled cheese sandwiches.

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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