Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Rule #392: Sometimes, the easiest things are the most rewarding.

There’s something so delightfully perfect about Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup. It’s easy. It’s healthy. It’s delicious. All you’ve gotta do is dump everything in your crockpot and go! This is one of our favorite meals in the fall when schedules are busy and tummies are hungry.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

I personally like to purée my Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup so that it’s completely smooth. Jon Boy prefers it to be a little chunkier and almost stew-like. The taste is equally as delicious!

easy Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

The best part of this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is that you don’t have to soak the dried split peas overnight. You’ve just gotta rinse them with some cold water.

rinse dried split peas

First, in your slow cooker, add a diced onion and some chopped carrots and celery.

onion carrots celery

Second, add in some minced garlic.

add garlic

Then, add in 3 bay leaves, fresh or dried thyme, 6 cups chicken stock, 1 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt, and 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook on high for 10 hours.

add chicken stock

Like I said, I like to purée the soup until it’s very smooth. I use an immersion blender like this one to get the job done easily, but you can use a blender if you like. You can also always leave the soup in its chunky form if that’s what you like just like Jon Boy.

immersion blender split pea soup

Finally, add in some cooked, diced ham and stir. Serve away!

blended split pea soup

I like to garnish our Split Pea Soup with come seasoned croutons and fresh thyme. Makes it look awfully purty, don’t it?

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup no soaking

We will typically have our Split Pea Soup with a simple side salad for an easy weeknight dinner that’s light and so tasty! I will freeze the leftovers (if there are any) for another time.

recipe Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is a perfect dump-and-go recipe for an easy lunch or dinner. It's a delicious and healthy meal that will leave your taste buds and waistline very happy! It also freezes very well for easy meal prep.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 284 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. dried split peas rinsed
  • 1 cup baby carrots chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 6 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. diced ham

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients except diced ham in a slow cooker. Stir to combine, cover, then cook on high for 10 hours, until peas are softened. Remove bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Purée to desired consistency either by spooning soup into a blender or by using an immersion blender. Return puréed soup to slow cooker, stir in diced ham, and cook until ham is warmed (about 5 minutes).
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and/or croutons, if desired.

Notes

This soup freezes very well!
I will cook this soup in the slow cooker overnight. After 10 hours, our slow cooker automatically turns to “Warm”, so I let it sit until I’m ready to purée it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 26gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 998mgPotassium: 817mgFiber: 16gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2377IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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