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 meat.


  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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SkitzoidLady User ID: 6606839 260375
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"I love split pea soup, and I love this recipe because it is so simple. I've made it several times and have never been disappointed. Unfortunately, I'm the only person in my house that seems to like it. Drives me crazy because I always have so much in left overs. It's a good thing I can freeze it. My only suggestion would be to add a ham hock for some extra flavor. I'm putting this in the crock pot over night tonight, so I can have it for lunch tomorrow."

Yelyah User ID: 8890939 250233
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"I too made this for the first time and it was easy to make and it tasted delicious. My brother who lives in Canada recommended it. He said, "this recipe rivals Mum's soup for sure." Yep, it sure did, as Mum's food was always the best. Here in South Africa, we mainly use smoked bacon bones and it really boosts the flavour. Thanks for the recipe!"

Terriann56 User ID: 8725264 243105
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 ??"

heatherwanderer User ID: 8684782 240993
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!!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 195045
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

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

Sueroo131 User ID: 7576260 212545
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!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 192009
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!"

ksheffieck User ID: 7458239 123794
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"Very tasty!"

Ruthielynch User ID: 4484686 196421
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Absolutely loved it. Very tasty!"

laceyv User ID: 6540869 184562
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Tasty and easy to make! I've made this twice now and intend to make it again and again."

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