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Slow-Cooker Pea Soup Recipe
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Slow-Cooker Pea Soup Recipe

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"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!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. 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

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Slow-Cooker Pea Soup

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

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!

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

Easy pea soup. My husband & I loved it..Used smoked ham hocks my husband smoked in our shop.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

this was also my first attempt at making pea soup and it turned out FANTASTIC !! I used shredded carrots in mine (1bag) and it was awesome!! I also added some cummin sprinkled on top and garlic/pepper instead of just pepper !! will make again !!

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

First attempt making pea soup in a slow cooker. I did not soak peas ahead yet the peas softened in the water that was in the recipe. I was surprised. I also added homemade dumplings. Beat 2 eggs with a fork. Add a little milk(1-2 Tbsp) and beat again. Stir in 1.5 cups flour. Drop into soup half hour before done.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

I added half a tsp of rosemary and a large potato, cubed. I soaked the peas overnight and the soup was a bit watery, but delicious. Four stars for not indicating whether to presoak or not.

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