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Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup

Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson

This slow-cooker version of split-pea soup is as easy as it gets and is packed with healthy fiber and protein. Serve it with crusty bread and you've got a soul-warming meal ready to go.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2011
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Cook's Notes

Let older children help with chopping and measuring; younger ones will have fun sorting out any small stones that may have ended up in the dried peas.

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  • csnwin
    26 APR, 2013
    Delicious. I halved the recipe and made some changes -- used a ham shank, eyeballed the carrots/onions and probably went a little heavier than as written, kept celery, bay leaf -- I make split pea soup often and never used thyme before, but, it was a wonderful addition. DH loves this soup -- it's so easy and a keeper.
    • eden3592972
      16 NOV, 2018
      the recipe just says ham hocks - which i purchase before watching the video - but those look like smoked ham hocks in the vid? which should be used and/or does it matter?
  • VanessaLynn_
    22 APR, 2018
    This recipe is our favorite pea soup recipe and so easy in the crock pot! After reading the other reviews, I added the stock to the crock pot without heating it up. I also didn't add any extra salt as it seemed to have plenty of seasoning from the ham.
  • MS10377147
    23 SEP, 2016
    Another idea to absorb heat from boiling water place a large metal spoon in crockpot whie pouring water into pot, will absorb heat. I do this when making ices tea in a glass..
  • schartoart
    13 SEP, 2015
    Is there a substitute for ham hocks for vegetarians
    • MS12512514
      17 OCT, 2015
      In answer to the question about vegetarian substitute for ham hocks, Goya makes a product called ham seasoning. As far s I know, it's vegetarian. You can also add Liquid Smoke to get that ham flavor. I hope this is helpful!
  • princessmommy73
    18 AUG, 2015
    This soup is delicious! I didn't use the boiling broth for fear of cracking my crockpot insert. I just basically put everything in the pot, covered with broth and let it go for 6 hours on high! I also didn't add salt in the beginning for fear of toughening the peas. I'm glad I didn't because the broth and ham hocks give it such good flavor it really didn't need salt at all!!
  • sfmom1
    10 NOV, 2013
    Beware - the boiling broth may crack your ceramic insert in your crockpot! I was just in the middle of making this soup and boiled the broth on the stove and then slowly poured it into my crockpot when I heard a lot of cracking. It cracked my ceramic insert and now I'm left with a broken crockpot. So bummed. It makes sense as the ceramic insert should heat up slowly with the crockpot. Surprised no one else has had this problem.

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