It seriously does not get ANY easier than this delicious, hearty split pea soup. My family loves it so much that we have started buying whole spiral-cut hams on a regular basis just so we can make it more often! It actually ends up being a pretty good value, though, since an eight pound ham will provide at least 1-2 dinners, a week’s worth of lunch meat, and then another 12-15 hearty servings of soup.

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But the true beauty of this soup is how ridiculously simple it is to make. Simply throw the ham bone in the crock pot along with your split peas, onion, celery, carrots, and water, let it simmer for at least 8 hours, then remove the bone and you are done. That’s IT. Simple, frugal, and delicious….what more do you need?

Assemble your ingredients: Black pepper, bag of green split peas, onion, ham bone, carrots and celery.

Here is what you need:

1 meaty ham bone
1 1lb bag split peas
1 small onion
1 bunch celery hearts
8 oz baby carrots ( half a 1 pound bag)
6-8 cups water
pepper, to taste
 

Rinse peas under water and set aside.

Step 1: Rinse peas; set aside ( if peas come with a flavor packet, you can go ahead and discard it—we won’t use it.)

Chop onions, celery, and carrots.

Step 2: Chop onion; slice celery and carrots.

Add ham bone and split peas into slow cooker.

Step 3: Place ham bone in crockpot; add split peas.

Ad onions, celery, and carrots to slow cooker.

Step 4: Add onion and vegetables.

Add water to the ingredients in the crockpot.

Step 5: Add water; cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove the ham bone and set aside on a plate.

Step 6: Carefully remove ham bone; place on plate and separate out the fat and bone from the meat. Return meat to soup; discard fat and bone.

Serve finished split pea soup in a bowl to enjoy.

Step 7: Serve soup immediately or store in refrigerator to reheat later. Soup will continue to thicken; keeps well for at least one week in refrigerator.

It seriously doesn't get any easier than this delicious and hearty Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup! It comes together in less than five minutes using just a handful of easy ingredients, then simmers all day in the crockpot for a family-pleasing meal that's ready when you are.

Easy Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

This soup comes together with just a few simple ingredients and the flavors get richer the longer it cooks.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 7 minutes
Servings 16 people

Ingredients

  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 1 lb bag split peas
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 1 bunch celery hearts
  • 8 oz baby carrots half a 1 pound bag
  • 6-8 cups water
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse peas; set aside ( if peas come with a flavor packet, you can go ahead and discard it---we won't use it.)
  2. Chop onion; slice celery and carrots.
  3. Place ham bone in crockpot; add split peas.
  4. Add onion and vegetables.
  5. Add water; cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Carefully remove ham bone; place on plate and separate out the fat and bone from the meat. Return meat to soup; discard fat and bone.
  7. Serve soup immediately or store in refrigerator to reheat later. 

Recipe Notes

Soup will continue to thicken and keeps well for at least one week in refrigerator.

It seriously doesn't get any easier than this delicious and hearty Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup! It comes together in less than five minutes using just a handful of easy ingredients, then simmers all day in the crockpot for a family-pleasing meal that's ready when you are.

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