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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Add ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. Add water if needed.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4
Total Fat: 0.86g
Total Carbs: 33.82g
Dietary Fiber: 13.10g
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.