Crockpot Split Pea Soup


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We love Split Pea Soup and it’s so easy to make in the Crockpot!

This healthy, heartwarming soup is great for dinner but it freezes and reheats well for meals all week long.

Crockpot Split Pea Soup with a laddle in the crock pot

A Creamy Hearty Soup

  • Kids young and old alike love the creamy, velvety texture of split pea soup, it’s the ultimate comfort food!
  • If you have a leftover hambone, it can be added to the soup and it will flavor the broth.
  • Any split peas will work but I do love to use Hurst’s HamPeas because it has an extra flavor packet which is great in this recipe.
  • This hearty soup is a great meal alongside 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a fresh salad.
  • Crockpots are the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it way to make delicious recipes with little to no prep or clean-up!

ingredients to make Crockpot Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

SPLIT PEAS: Split green peas give this soup its signature color, texture, and flavor, plus they are high in fiber and protein. You can find them next to the dried beans in your grocery store.

Yellow split peas will work (AKA Canadian Pea Soup), as well as a combination of split peas and lentils. Be sure they are rinsed from small pieces of debris before using.

VEGETABLES: Onions, carrots, and celery are the traditional ingredients for split pea soup, but diced potatoes, sweet potatoes, even frozen veggies like green peas, spinach, cauliflower, or broccoli can be added to the soup. Purée cooked veggies for a thicker soup.

MEAT: Add a leftover hambone, ham hock, or cubes of ham, even smoked turkey can be added.

ingredients in a crockpot to make Crockpot Split Pea Soup

How to Make Crockpot Split Pea Soup

This Crockpot recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Rinse & drain split peas.
  2. Place in a Crockpot along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on high or low (per the recipe below) until thickened and creamy.

cooked Crockpot Split Pea Soup in the crock pot

Tips

  • If cooking for 4 hours on high in the Crockpot, soak peas overnight in clean water. Drain & rinse before using.
  • For a different cooking method, try making Instant Pot Split Pea Soup or this stovetop version.
  • No need to soak the green peas if they are slow cooking for more than 4 hours!
  • For best results, keep the bone or ham hock in until the soup is finished.
  • Thin split pea soup by stirring in extra chicken broth, and to thicken it allow it to cook with the lid off for about 1 hour.

Leftovers

Leftover split pea soup tastes better the next day! Keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator and it will last for about 5 days. Freeze green pea split soup in individual quart-sized bags or in gallon-sized bags with the date labeled on the outside. Frozen split pea soup will last about 3 months in the freezer.

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Crockpot Split Pea Soup with a laddle in the crock pot
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Review Recipe

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Holly Nilsson
Warm and satisfying Crockpot Split Pea Soup is a "set it and forget it" recipe that's comforting to come home to. Healthy ingredients and easy prep make this soup a winner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried split peas green or yellow
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 meaty ham bone or 2 cups leftover ham
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

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Instructions

  • Rinse peas and drain well.
  • Combine all ingredients except parsley in a 6qt slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours.
  • Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  • If cooking for 4 hours on high in the Crockpot, soak peas overnight in clean water. Drain & rinse before using.
  • No need to soak the green peas if they are slow cooking for more than 4 hours!
  • For best results, keep the bone or ham hock in until the soup is finished.
  • The peas will break down and naturally thicken the soup.
  • Thin split pea soup by stirring in extra chicken broth, and to thicken it allow it to cook with the lid off for about 1 hour.

 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 203, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 660mg, Potassium: 604mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2141IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword crockpot soup, Crockpot Split Pea Soup, how to make Split Pea Soup, split pea soup, Split Pea Soup recipe, Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone
Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course, Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine American
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  1. Absolutely delicious and easy – will make again. Loved the flavour. Followed the recipe except I didn’t have ham so added cut up sausage. Will make it with ham next time. Thank you for sharing this recipe .5 stars

  2. Replacing the ham bone with beef marrow bones. Also I added chopped bacon and scallion at the end. Finally I pureed a sweet potato and put that in. The total recipe combined yours my additions came out awesome5 stars