Crockpot Split Pea Soup Recipe

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We're split pea soup fans and have a number of recipes. But we've never tried it in our slow cooker before. This simple recipe turned out wonderfully. If you're looking for a classic, flavorful split pea soup, this will more than do the trick.

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Servings: 6


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  • 7 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 lbs ham shanks or smoked ham hocks


  1. Mix all ingredients except ham in 5 qt slow cooker, then add ham.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat 8 to 10 hrs or on high heat 6 to 7 hours until the peas are tender.
  3. Remove the ham from the crockpot and place it on the cutting board.
  4. Pull meat from bones, discard bones and skin, and stir the ham into soup. Stir well before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 502g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 408  
Calories from Fat 56 14%
Total Fat 6.26g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.96g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 502mg 21%
Potassium 1204mg 34%
Total Carbs 50.25g 13%
Dietary Fiber 20.6g 69%
Sugars 8.25g 6%
Protein 38.42g 61%
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  • John Spottiswood
    It's hard to go wrong with split pea soup, but this was really fantastic. It was an unusually cold day and I was coming in from the cold, so that may have made this taste even more special. While it is very flavorful, I sprinkled Sumac and Tony Chachere's creole seasoning on top. If you haven't tried Sumac before, it's something that Iranian's sprinkle on many of their soups and other dishes. It has a nice flavor that I can't quite put my finger on, but I think it complements split pea and lentil soups very nicely.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    2 people like this review
    • Sissy37
      Going to make the soup this week with ham and yellow peas. I was hoping the crock pot would work for this one. Thanks.


      • Jennifer Lassen
        November 19, 2012
        I made this last night, and it was delicious. Right as I was serving, I placed seasoned croutons to each bowl of soup. This is one of my favorites.
        • November 18, 2012

          I used turkey bacon instead of ham and tastes great!
          • Claudia lamascolo
            November 9, 2012
            I am a huge fan of split peas just bought a bag. Got to try it thanks Nancy I love crockpot cooking!

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