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Crock Pot Split Pea Soup is loaded with heart warming flavor. Creamy, delicious and the best soup to freeze and reheat another day.
Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe:
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is made with simple ingredients. It is the perfect soup to use with leftover ham or a ham hock. Creamy, delicious and flavorful soup that is loved by kids and adults.
We love making this soup in the slow cooker as all ingredients gets tossed in and the crock pot does all the work. This smoky, savory soup is like comfort food in a bowl. The peas come out tender and flavorful because of being slow cooked all day.
Easy and delicious Crock Pot Split Pea soup is perfect for a weeknight meal. Dice, chop and dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a delicious soup.
What is Split Pea Soup?
Split Pea Soup is made with dried peas and loaded with flavor. It is hearty, protein packed soup that is made with simple ingredients. We like to add in diced ham or you can use leftover ham from the holidays or ham hock.
Slow cooker split pea is the best option because of the length of time it takes to cook the split peas tender.
The perfect comfort soup for a cold weather day.
- Dried Split Green Peas
- Onion, diced
- Carrots, peeled and diced
- Celery, diced
- Ham, diced
- Minced Garlic
- Bay Leaf
- Dried Thyme Leaves
- Chicken Broth
- Fresh Parsley (chopped)
How to Make Crockpot Split Pea Soup:
- Step 1 – Prepare Split Peas – Rinse the dried beans in a colander and pick out any debris from the peas that are in the package.
- Step 2 – Add ingredients to Slow Cooker – Place all the ingredients (except for the parsley) with the peas in a 6 quart crock pot. Stir to combine.
- Step 3 – Slow Cook Ingredients – Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or cook on high for 4-5 hours until the peas are tender and have split open to have thicken the soup.
- Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve the soup topped with the fresh parsley and enjoy.
What to do if my soup is too thick?
If you Pea Soup turns out to thick, you may need to add some more water or broth. This will help thin out the soup. If it is to thin, simply taking off the lid helps to thicken up the soup.
- Cooking Time – Split Peas do take awhile to cook. So we do recommend cooking allowing it to cook for at least 7 hours. If you need to cook in a shorter time, allow the peas to soak overnight and then reduce cooking time to about 4 hours.
- Instant Pot – We have not tried it, but you can definitely try making it in the instant pot or on your stove top. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
- Soaking Peas – If you are slow cooking the Pea soup for longer than 4 hours, you do no need to soak the peas.
- Cleaning Peas – Makes sure to clean and remove any debris prior to adding the peas to the slow cooker.
- Ham – If using a ham hock, we recommend keeping it in the slow cooker the entire time the soup is cooking.
- Sauce Consistency – If your broth is to thick, mix in broth or water. After cooking and the broth turns out to thin, simply remove the lid and the sauce should thicken.
Can you Overcook Split Pea Soup?
Split peas take a long time to cook. So you do not have to worry about them overcooking. If you do add in other vegetables and you are worried that they will get mushy, you may want to add them later in the cooking time.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Variations:
- Broth – We used chicken broth in this recipe, you can also use vegetable broth.
- Ham – When making this soup, we like to use our leftover ham from the holidays or a ham bone. The leftover gives this soup so much flavor. You can also just buy slice ham and dice it up and add to the soup.
- Carrots and Celery – Other vegetables can be added with this soup. Add in yellow potatoes or red potatoes for added flavor.
- Peas – We used green split peas in this recipe, but you can use yellow split peas.
What to Serve with Split Pea Soup?
- Cornbread – We love making Homemade Cornbread any time we make this soup. It is easy to make and I always have the simple to make a batch.
- Grilled Cheese – Grilled Cheese and pea soup is the perfect combination. This make for an easy dinner idea.
- Garlic Bread – Homemade garlic bread pairs perfectly with this pea soup. It is perfect for dipping and to getting the last drip of the soup in the bowl.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. We think this soup taste even better the next day. The ingredients really marinate together and makes for the best leftovers.
How to Freeze Split Pea Soup:
Place the hearty soup in a freezer safe container after it has cooled to room temperature. If the soup is stored properly, it will stay fresh for up to 3 months.
When ready to serve, allow the pea soup with ham to thaw overnight in the fridge. Reheat on the stove for a delicious soup another day.
Why we love this Split Pea Soup:
- It is a great way to use leftovers. You can use leftover ham to make this soup but even if you have to buy a small pack of ham steaks, it is a great way to stretch your meat. The peas and vegetables still makes this a hearty soup.
- Simple Ingredients – This soup is budget friendly and you can easily use vegetables and seasoning on what you have on hand.
- The slow cooker makes it so easy – There are some really good ones on sale right now. If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot. They are awesome because you can set them to start later, or to stop and switch to warm once the dinners are ready.
- Easy to make – The ingredients can be prepared ahead of time. Go ahead and chop up the vegetables and the peas the night before. Then in the morning toss everything in the slow cooker. Let the slow cooker do all the work.
Print Recipe here for Crock Pot Split Pea Soup:
Crock Pot Split Pea Soup
- Rinse the peas in a colander and pick out any debris from the peas that are in the package.
- Place all the ingredients (except for the parsley) with the peas in a 6 quart crock pot. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the peas are tender and have split open to have thicken the soup.
- Serve the soup topped with the fresh parsley and enjoy!
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