Slow-Cooker Pea Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


9 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
This slow cooker soup is one of my favorite meals to make during a busy workweek. When I get home I just add the milk, and supper is served! —Deanna Waggy, South Bend, Indiana
Slow-Cooker Pea Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 whole milk


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the first 9 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 244 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 14g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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