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Split Pea Soup

This slow cooker split pea soup is a light, refreshing appetizer.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 346kcal
Cost $.90 per serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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