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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 123793
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"easy and so good. made a batch for myself and father since husband and kids will not eat split pea soup- dad made a specific phone call back to me to tell me the soup was excellent. Would definitely make this again."

bmiles User ID: 252912 184561
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"This was very easy , and very good, I will be making again."

JerseyGal262 User ID: 2998914 179358
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"This is an easy, hearty soup and tastes delicious. Wouldn't change a thing in the recipe. Bought some pre-diced vacuum-packed ham to use. Wonderful for a cold winter's supper. Will be making it often."

clasistamper User ID: 4007238 196420
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"This soup is delicious and freezes well."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 179357
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"This is excellent! I added a couple diced potatoes, a dash of Penzy's Shallot Pepper and pinch of sea salt. I also used 3 cups of water. In place of the cooked ham I used 3 small boneless smoked pork chops.

Give this one a try, you won't be sorry!"

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