Rating: 3.59 stars
475 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 164
  • 3 star values: 136
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 18

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium pot, bring broth to a boil, then carefully pour into a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add split peas, onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and ham hocks; season with salt and pepper.

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  • Cover and cook on high until split peas are creamy, 6 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove ham hocks from pot. Discard skin and bones; dice meat. Discard bay leaves. Lightly mash peas with the back of a wooden spoon. Return ham to soup and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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.

Reviews (7)

475 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 103
  • 4 star values: 164
  • 3 star values: 136
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2019
I found that it was very thick when it hit the 6 hr mark. I think next time I will do less time, and maybe a few less peas. Otherwise, pretty good soup
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
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.
Rating: Unrated
09/23/2016
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..
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Rating: Unrated
09/13/2015
Is there a substitute for ham hocks for vegetarians
Rating: Unrated
08/18/2015
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!!
Rating: Unrated
11/10/2013
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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Rating: Unrated
04/26/2013
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.