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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Rating: 5/5
13 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 23188
cook method: crock pot

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1 package (16 ounce size) dried green split peas, rinsed
1 ham bone
2 cups diced ham
3 carrots, peeled & sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery plus leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon seasoned salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1 1/2 quart hot water


Layer ingredients in slow cooker, pour in water. DO NOT STIR. Cover and cook on high 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off bone. Remove bones and bay leaf. Serve garnished with croutons.

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248 calories, 3 grams fat, 39 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

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Jun 6, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I had made a HUGE ham and wasn't sure what to do with the leftover meat after we were tired of sandwiches. Tried this recipe and was super pleased.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
We loved this recipe! Delicious and filling. Very easy to make and brilliant for the slow cooker. We didn't have the bone and we were using some roast gammon that needed to be used.. We didn't add salt either but found it wasn't needed as the meat had its own salty flavour. Will definitely make it again.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
did anyone add diced potatoes? I added a can cause I thought it needed something more. I am waiting for it to cook. I am surprised no one mentioned it. I added a tblsp of dried parsley and an extra clove of garlic.

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Feb 5, 2000

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I used two small ham hocks that I had and cooked this on low. It's delicious. The peas are very tender cooked this way.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Husband has to be on a soft food only diet for 2 weeks. He's miserable because everything he's eating isn't satisfying. Even though it's in the 100 degrees here I made him this soup. I cooked it with the ham bone but removed it after it cooked because the meat would be too hard for him to chew. I pureed the mixture with a hand blender after it was all soft and cooked. He loved it because it was hearty and he finally felt full from eating! I have a feeling he'll still ask for this even after he can eat real foods again.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
LOVED IT! Really hard to resist stirring. We added some leftover bacon. Used both the ham bone and leftover ham. Amazingly easy. Highly recommend!!

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OMG....this was so easy and so delicious! I omitted the salt and used cajun seasoning as another reviewer suggested. This is a keeper! 5 stars!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very easy, though it is hard to resist stirring. I changed the season salt to cajun seasoning to add a bit of a zing. My only complaint was that it was not as thick as I am use to from making it on the stove. However, the leftovers the next day was. Next time I may leave the lid off for teh last hour to allow the water to evaporate and soup to condense.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Incredible. Prep time took me about 20 minutes (but I'm slow with a knife!) and the results were AWESOME! Hubby gave it a 5 and he doesn't even like peas! I used leftover shredded pork that I had frozen from another meal (no ham bone). Served with crusty bread.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very good recipe and the perfect kind of recipe for a slow cooker.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This soup was absolutely delicious and even better on the second day. Simple ingredients and simple recipe added up to one, great pea soup! Thank you.

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Jan 6, 2007

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Wow - I didn't expect it to be so tasty. I did revise the recipe a bit - I used both yellow and green peas. I used both a ham hock & cubed ham (no salt needed when using the ham hock). I used 2 carrots and one parnip and one celery stalk for one leek. It really is a great recipe! I would recommend it to anyone

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Feb 26, 2005

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Very good. Very simple. Excellent results. We used the slow-cooking (low) method. Prepped it in the morning and enjoyed it with some french bread that evening. Deeeee-lish!

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