Split Pea Soup

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This split pea soup is so delicious! I never thought my kids would eat a healthy recipe like this, but they loved it.

Split pea soup is a delicious recipe to make when you have leftover ham. It’s a great combination of flavors. Split peas are very nutritious, high in fiber, protein, iron, and magnesium.

My children happily finished their entire bowls of this soup the first time I served it, which is unusual around here. I use the slow cooker for this soup, but it can also be made on the stove by simmering on low for a few hours. You can add more leftover ham if you have it, and adjust the seasonings to taste.

Split Pea Soup

This slow cooker split pea soup is a light, refreshing appetizer.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:4 hrs
Total Time:4 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 3/4 pound ham chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups broth
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lb dried split peas rinsed just before adding them to the crock pot
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Cook the onions, celery, and carrots until just tender. Add the ham and cook for another minute.
  • Transfer the vegetables and ham to a crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours. The soup is done when the split peas are very tender.
  • Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup with an immersion blender, leaving some chunks of ham and carrots. This recipe yields 12 cups of soup.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2913IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 346kcal
Cost: $.90 per serving

Split Pea Soup Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $7.16 to make, or $.90 per serving. Try this split pea soup for an easy, family-friendly dinner.


  1. Oh, I love split pea soup! It’s such comfort food for me! (MMM and with garlicy croutons? Yum!) Glad we got to party together, woooo.

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