Slow cooker split pea and ham soup is one of our old favorites. It has actually been here on the blog for 8 years, but needed some updates.
This delicious and nutritious soup is really easy to prepare using your slow cooker. It's also budget friendly and comforting on cold winter days. My boys love this hearty warm soup for dinner and always clean their bowls.
This is so easy to make and so delicious! Hearty, flavorful and loaded with healthy vegetables. I have been making this soup for my family for years, but recently started adding vegetable broth for half of the water. I think it is even better now.
I made a quick youtube video showing how easy and affordable it is to make split pea soup in the slow cooker. Be sure to check it out.
1 lb. package dry split peas
1 onion diced
1 carrot sliced
1 rib celery sliced
2 potatoes peeled and diced ( I don't always peel them)
8 cups water or 1 (32 oz.) carton vegetable broth (4 cups) and 4 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. or more freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp. dried marjoram
1 tsp. salt (I just grind some salt in)
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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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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