Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup Recipe

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I've been making this soup for years. After every holiday where ham is served, the hostess hands me the ham bone and a bag of peas when I leave. I love it with a slice of crusty fresh bread. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 meaty ham bone or 2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups: 312 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 883mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 16g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until peas are tender.
  2. Remove ham bone from soup. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bone; discard bone. Cut meat into cubes and return to soup or save meat for another use. Remove bay leaf.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
    Yield: 8 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014


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