Since this is an old favorite that I make periodically, I thought it was time for some updated pictures. Although, in all honesty, it's really hard to take decent photos of split pea soup.
This delicious and nutritious soup is really easy to prepare using your slow cooker. It's also budget friendly and comforting on cold evenings. My boys love this hearty warm soup for dinner and always clean their bowls.
1 lb. package dry split peas
1 onion diced
1 carrot sliced
1 rib celery sliced
2 potatoes peeled and diced
8 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. or more freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp. dried marjoram
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter
1 ham hock or 1/2 lb. diced ham
1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
2. Cover, cook on low 8 to 10 hours.
3. Remove bay leaf and ham hock before serving.
4. Debone meat and cut into small pieces to return to soup.
5. Stir meat into soup and serve.
If using diced ham instead of a ham hock, put diced ham into cooker in step 1. You will be finished after removing the bay leaf in step 3. I have made this soup both ways and it is delicious either way.
This soup is delicious and an easy way to get your kids to eat some vegetables. My children love it. It is also really good leftover.
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