This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe is perfect for these long stays stuck indoors.
There's nothing quite like a hearty soup or stew on a chilly fall evening, or a cold winter's day, is there?
Why you are going to love our Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
Even down here in balmy Miami...I enjoy a good soup or stew when the temperatures drop!
Sometimes I enjoy a bowl of soup JUST BECAUSE, but especially when I am feeling under the weather.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
There's just something about a warm bowl of hearty goodness that relaxes me and makes me all cozy in my bed while I binge watch Netflix or Hulu!
Soups, stews and chilis are the BEST comfort foods when you're feeling sick and sluggish.
I recently had a bad cold, which resulted in a sore throat, and ALL I ate was soft pastas and soups!
This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe is perfect for all of the above!
Bonus...it's cooked in a slow cooker, so all you have to do is dump the ingredients and forget it! This is especially helpful when you are not feeling your best, as you can throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning.
As I have mentioned in many of my slow cooker, pressure cooker and air fryer recipe posts, I absolutely LOVE my Ninja Foodi Pro! The Ninja FD401 Foodi 12-in-1 Deluxe XL 8 qt. Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer that Steams, Slow Cooks, Sears, Sautés, Dehydrates & More, with 5 qt. Crisper Basket, Deluxe Reversible Rack & Recipe Book can be found for under $180 on Amazon now! It has so many functions: programmable cooking functions to Pressure Cook, Air Fry/Air Crisp, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Sear/Sauté, Bake/Roast, Broil, Dehydrate, Sous Vide & Keep Warm.
Then when you get up to shower and take your meds, then it is all ready for you when you get hungry later!
I absolutely love slow cookers and use mine for a TON of different recipes. I began using one back when I was married and working full time, as it was such a struggle to have a homemade meal on the table every day after working all day.
I started out with a small, regular sized one, and then eventually, I upgraded to a large one that I still use to this day!
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Slow cookers and slow cooker recipes just make life so much easier - so much so, that even though I've worked from home for 8 years, I STILL use my slow cooker almost once a week. Sometimes I use it even more than once a week!
There are some recipes that are just so easy to make in the slow cooker, it would be a shame to waste time cooking them on the stove! Using a larger slow cooker, even though I am single and living alone now, just works out so well for me.
I can make a big dish and it lasts me a few days, which means less cooking, no worries about what I am eating for lunch or dinner the next day, and less clean up!
How to Make this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
Ingredients needed to make this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe:
- 1 lb dry split peas
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped white onion
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
Directions for making this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe:
Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker. That's it! You can even use canned or frozen vegetables in this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe to save yourself the time of chopping up all of the veggies!
It is truly a ONE and DONE kind of recipe, which is perfect for busy folks like myself...or lazy folks, also like myself. Ha ha!
Heat your Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. I have tried different recipes using the different heat settings and timing and they usually turn out exactly the same.
The only difference is with things like roasts or chickens, they are usually more moist and tender if I cook them on the low setting for a longer period of time.
When cooking cycle is complete, stir the Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup very well and then remove the bay leaf before serving.
Note: You can easily buy the little container of cubed ham in the lunch meat section of your local grocery store to save time on chopping ham.
You can also add in crumbled bacon or bacon bits to add a little more of a savory flavor!
This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe serves 6-8.
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe is perfect for these long stays stuck indoors. There's nothing quite like a hearty soup or stew on a chilly fall evening, or a cold winter's day, is there?
Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Heat on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. When cooking cycle is complete, stir well. Remove bay leaf before serving.