Split Pea Soup with Veggies

Looking for a hearty slow-cooked dinner? Then check out this easy soup made using ham and split peas.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
ham bone, 2 lb ham shanks or 2 lb smoked pork hocks
1
bag (16 oz) dried split peas (2 cups), sorted, rinsed
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
7
cups water
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)

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Steps

  • 1 In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, gently mix all ingredients except carrots.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Remove ham bone from soup. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 4 Remove ham from bone. Remove excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham and carrots into soup. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until carrots are tender.
  • 1 In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, gently mix all ingredients except carrots.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Remove ham bone from soup. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 4 Remove ham from bone. Remove excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir ham and carrots into soup. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until carrots are tender.

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Expert Tips

To sort the split peas, remove any grit or discolored peas. Place the split peas in a bowl, and cover them with water. After a minute or two, remove any skins or split peas that float to the top. Finally, rinse the split peas in a colander or strainer.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
16g
16%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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