Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Carrots and Ham Hocks Recipe
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Carrots and Ham Hocks Recipe

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In less than half an hour, I can have the ingredients for my satisfying pea soup simmering away in my slow cooker. What a great treat to enjoy this soup on a chilly night.—Heidi Schmidgall, Hancock, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 253 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or until peas are tender. Skim fat; discard bay leaf.
  2. Set ham hocks aside until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bones; discard bones and cut ham into small pieces. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Split Pea Soup in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 253 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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