- 1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cups boiling water
- 1 cup hot milk
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the first nine ingredients in order listed (do not stir). Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk. Discard bay leaves before serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Pea Soup
"Hands down, the best split pea soup I've ever had. It was killer smelling this cooking all afternoon! I used a 16oz package of pre-diced ham for ease and it was perfect. I assumed it was about two cups and didn't measure it, but when I put this recipe into MyFitnessPal with the ingredients I used, the calories went to 406 per serving. Maybe it was the ham and/or the milk; I'm not sure. I used baby carrots and whole milk and beyond that followed the recipe as written. My daughter, who claimed to have never had split pea soup before (she's wrong, just doesn't remember) loved it. I served it with a rosemary artisan bread loaf and it was perfect. This is on my list for "easy", "Yummy" and "will make again". My crockpot runs hot (Rival tells me they don't make them like they used to - no kidding!) and so when set to high cycles faster and tends to cook things about 1-1.5 hours sooner than expected. I got the pot turned on at 2:30 and it was boiling by 6:00; I turned it to low and let it continue while the bread baked. SO GOOD."
"Absolutely delicious flavor! I used a meaty ham bone, then cut the meat off when the soup was ready. This recipe is a keeper."
"Great soup! Nice texture."
"Best Split Pea soup! and so easy to make. I used 4 c. of chicken stock (that's how much was in the box) and 1 c. of water. Also added some diced celery and thyme. I wanted it a little thicker and used 3 heaping Tbs. of instant mashed potato flakes and used the milk per individual serving and to each person's taste. Delicious!"
"pretty good, nice touch with the addition of milk at the end"
"Recipe was easy to follow and delivered as promised. This is my very first split pea soup, and I was happy to find it in a crockpot form. I cooked on the low setting all day, versus the high setting or 4 hours. It made a big portion (easily enough for 2 nights for a big family). Smelled wonderful cooking and would recommend to others as a hearty winter soup option."
"sounds like a soup I want to come home to already to be served. Since I work 8 hrs a day and not able to go home at the end of 5 hours. Can I put this in the crock for 8-9 hrs?? I give it a 4 star only because I haven't made it yet but sounds good"
"We LOVE this soup! I make it exactly like the recipe. On high, without pre-soaking the peas (remember: yellow split peas do not need to be pre-soaked, they just need to be washed first)"
"This was really easy and very good, but I made some changes. I added a ham bone for flavor and then some cut up ham. I did not want to put this in my crock pot on high-- it just didn't sound like a good idea for soup!-- so I cooked this on low for 9 hours which was perfect. I added 1/2 tsp. of thyme and 1/4 tsp. rubbed sage, and used vegetable broth instead of water for more flavor. I decided not to add the milk at the end and instead added another cup of water. When I make this again, I'll just add an additional cup of broth from the beginning. My husband and toddler loved it!"
"Easy pea soup. My husband & I loved it..Used smoked ham hocks my husband smoked in our shop."