Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow cooker version.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 10 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

7
cups water
1
package (16 ounces) dried split peas (2 1/4 cups), sorted and rinsed
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
ham bone, 2 pounds ham shanks or 2 pounds smoked pork hocks
  • 1 Mix all ingredients except ham in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add ham.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
  • 3 Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham into soup. Stir well before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    175
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    12%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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