Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

THIS IS A CROCK POT RECIPE. How awesome is that? Anyway, I love split pea soup! My mom used to make it a lot when I lived at home. It’s hearty and comforting and all of the good things that you think of when you think of the food your mom used to make for you. A leftover hambone is ideal for this recipe, but you can just chop up some ham or go buy some at the store if you don’t feel like cooking up a big ham the day before (like I did, haha…but Dane and Kramer love ham so it was worth it). This soup is pretty easy to make and I can’t wait to make it again! I just need to go buy another ham, haha. Recipe after the jump!

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1 (16 oz.) package of dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 meaty hambone or 2 cups diced ham
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned salt (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp. fresh pepper
  • 5½ cups hot water
  1. Layer ingredients in the crock pot in the order that they're listed and pour in water. Do not stir ingredients.
  2. 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. Mash peas to thicken more. Serve garnished with croutons.
  3. Note: My crock pot must be smaller than the crock pot the recipe was intended for, so I ended up using only one rib of celery, because I couldn't fit everything in. It still tasted great, though!


10 Responses

  1. Becca says:

    We made this for dinner, and it was so fabulous. The best part about it is the leftovers. So good! Thanks for pointing us in the direction of this soup!

  2. Lisa says:

    What is shown on top of this soup in the picture??

  3. Susan says:

    This was a very easy, tasty pea soup to make, but in my slow cooker on high, it only took two hours! I was happy as I got to try it sooner than expected!

  4. Luke says:

    Thanks for the recipe…I googled and found this one, easiest to make and was really good (I impressed people with my culinary skills…unheard of!)
    To Lisa…those seem to be croutons (dried crispy bread chunks like you put on salad…)

  5. Nikki says:

    This is the best split soup recipe, ever.
    The only thing I did was to use my hand blender to puree the soup.

  6. megunticook says:

    “Lisa January 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

    What is shown on top of this soup in the picture??”

    Looks like some kind of crouton. Personally, I’m going to find a corn bread recipe to go with it. There’s an old saying around here near the US/Quebec border that goes, “Pea soup and johnny cake, makes a Frenchman’s belly ache,” because it’s so good you want to eat too much of it!

  7. Janet says:

    Hi! I am a friend of your Aunt Beth’s and she always talks about your website so I decided to try a recipe. This soup came out delicious!! My husband (who hates peas or beans of any kind) absolutely loved it too. I am going to try your pulled chicken in the crockpot this week!

  8. thecrepesofwrath says:

    Nikki: What a great idea to puree it!

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