Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

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When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and dinner is done. —Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup julienned or chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 260 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 15g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch, 2 lean mea


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until peas are tender.
    Freeze Option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Heat through in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I made this for the very first time. Was good but, my soup looked more brown than green. Don't know what I did wrong. Help ??"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Perfect thick and richly satisfying meal on a cold cold winter night. Only problem I had with this was it made the whole house smell delicious all day and it takes like 8-10 hours to make so you can't have it anytime soon! I used canned chicken broth-- each can was 14.5 ounces and we were looking for 32 ounces total, oops. So I used 3 cans and just added another 1/4 of the package of split peas. Turned out great.

Also I didn't have any thyme, so I substituted Basil. still yum!!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"This soup was delicious and so easy to make. I highly recommend it!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Made this soup on this cold night; used leftover holiday spiral ham and we loved it. Nice touch with the rosemary; I used 1-3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup white wine. Thank you for this great recipe. Will be making this recipe again!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This soup was easy and fantastic! My husband, who is a split pea fanatic said it was the best split pea soup he has ever had. I did add two potatoes cubed. Very hearty! Will definitely make again!"

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