Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
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  • 16 oz dried split peas (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 lb ham bone
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock


  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the split peas, carrots, yellow onion, shallot, celery, garlic, thyme, pepper, bay leaf, and chicken stock. Mix well.
  2. Add the ham bone on top and nestle into the contents of the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 5-6 hours, or until ham is tender and easily pulls off the bone.
  4. Remove the ham and shred into bite-size pieces using two forks, then return the ham meat to the slow cooker, and discard the bone.
  5. Remove the bay leaf and serve.


    • Nick

      Hi Charlene! If you are on pinterest, you should check out our page. We have lots of great recipes there for each of our beans! Here is the link to a more "brothy" soup that is both easy and delicious! Let us know what you think!
    • Ellie Bailey

      I made split pea soup . I let peas soak over night, cooked all day, peas still hard. Next i put in crock pot and after cooking again. Peas finally was able to eat.
      • Breanna

        Hello Ellie, Do you happen to have hard water in your city? This can increase the necessary measures when soaking dry legumes. If you use distilled water or add 1/8 tsp baking soda to your water for each cup of legumes used, it will help to speed up that re-hydration time. Hope this helps you!
  • Alan Wickham

    I need to know how to soak and cook lentils? I love lentils but don't know how to soak and cook lentils. Please let me know. Thanks

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