"This slow-cooker soup is one of my favorite meals to make during a busy workweek," pens Deanna Waggy of South Bend, Indiana. "When I get home, I just add the milk...and supper is served!"
- 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.
Originally published as Hearty Split Pea Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p5
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