Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

I don’t think there’s a cook in the country who doesn’t have a split pea soup in their repertoire of winter recipes.
Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

This creamy soup is a classic comfort food, and for good reason. Just toss an inexpensive bag of dried peas and salty bacon or ham into a slow cooker, and you’ll have a hearty meal with very little work involved.

If you ask me, it’s a terrific dieter’s meal too. For just a few hundred calories, I’m satisfied for hours.

Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Carrots

Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Carrots

You say you don’t have a slow cooker? No problem! Any old pot works for this soup. Just turn the burner on low, and when your house smells so good that you start to drool, you’ll know it’s ready to go.

Happy cooking!

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2½ cups dried split peas
  • 1 cup bacon , finely chopped, meat only with no fat
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 large bay leaf
  • 1 ½ teaspoons thyme
  1. Add ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. Add water if needed.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 190
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4
Total Fat: 0.86g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 312mg
Total Carbs: 33.82g
Dietary Fiber: 13.10g
Sugars: 5.80g
Protein: 12.78g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 - 1 cup servings

The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to  me that I provide you with accurate information.

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  1. says

    Don’t you just love the slow cooker, so easy and little to do except eat it when it’s ready. Your soup look healthy and delicious.

  2. says

    Split pea soup with ham is one of those German staples that I grew up with and that evokes utter homeliness and reassurance to me :) Wonderful recipe!

    • says

      This is what I love about my food friends – I had no idea that split pea soup was a German staple. It was something my mom made as I was growing up, so I never knew the history of the soup.

  3. says

    This soup looks really good. I personally love split pea soup but my husband isn’t a fan of the way it looks. However, that doesn’t stop me from making it. ;o)

    • says

      Split pea soup does take a long time to cook, but it’s mostly just chop a few veggies, dump in the pot, and then go about our business. But you’re right. If you want to eat right away, this isn’t the soup for a quick meal.

  4. says

    I LOVE split pea soup! …and you’re right! It’s one of the few soups that satisfies for hours! It’s also one of my favorites. This recipe looks delicious!

  5. says

    The flavors of bacon & carrot add just the right touch! This sounds delicious, I think you should have titled your post, “NOT just another split pea recipe”!! 😉

  6. says

    Love split pea soup, so hearty and perfect for the winter. Love your recipe. I make my soup without the bacon, this will be a good addition. Will try.

  7. says

    I’ve actually NEVER had split pea soup. I don’t know how not! It sounds delicious. Even though this winter hasn’t been that cold, I’ve been craving soup lately and just got a new crock pot that I need to use. This recipe looks great!

  8. Sterling Treadwell says

    This is such a great recipe. I have a crock of soup going right now!!! One odd question though.. I really love that dishware you have in the picture. Can you tell me where you got it or what the collection is called?

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