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Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 10 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Serve up steaming bowlfuls of this tasty soup with dark rye rolls and a fresh fruit salad.
  • Save the leaves from the celery to use for dressing up bowls of this hearty soup.
  • Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Look for them with the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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

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