Slow Cooked Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Slow Cooked Split Pea Soup with Ham

Slow Cooked Split Pea Soup with Ham recipe

Few soups are as well-known as split pea and ham soup. A good split pea and ham soup, like a good clam chowder, is a culinary marvel. The simple marriage of chicken stock, onion, ham, peas, and herbs happens as if by magic in this slow cooker version while you are busy with other things. It pays homage to the great tradition of split peas in a delicious way.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours


  • 1 package (16 oz) of dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups of diced cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup julienned or chopped carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 liter of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of water


    1. In a four or five liter slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients.
    2. Cook on low for 810 hours, or until the peas are tender.
    3. This soup freezes extremely well.
    4. Freeze in appropriate containers in the freezer.
    5. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in a saucepan and serving hot.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 268Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 64mgSodium 2219mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 8gSugar 8gProtein 29g

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