Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Carrots and Ham Hocks

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Carrots and Ham Hocks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 253 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 16g fiber), 18g protein.