Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup - 3 Guiding Stars
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Split pea soup is a comfort foot that sticks to your ribs, and this traditional recipe will serve it up just like your mom always made it…with the convenience of a slow cooker. For a vegetarian option, substitute low-sodium vegetable broth for part or all of the water and omit the ham bone.


  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. of dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 meaty ham bone (equivalent to about 2 cups of ham)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped (2 tsp. parsley flakes)
  • ½ tsp. fresh pepper
  • 1½ quarts hot water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 8-10 hours, until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.
  3. Removed bones and bay leaf. If desired, mash peas.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 300; Total Fat 6g (8% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 29mg (10% DV); Sodium 75mg (3% DV); Total Carbohydrate 40g (15% DV); Dietary Fiber 15.5g (57% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 23g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Copper 70% DV; Niacin 60% DV; Thiamin 50% DV.
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