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Slow Cooker Ham and Pea Soup

Super easy and hearty soup. 

Course: Soup
Keyword: crockpot, ham, slow cooker, soup, split pea
Servings: 4
Author: HelenFern
  • 5 cups ham stock
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 pound bag split peas
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 or 3 large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh thyme sprigs for garnish (optional)
  1. Place the broth, carrots, onions, ham and half the peas into the crock pot.

  2.  Cook on high for about an hour, then reduce it to low. Cook for about two to three hours. 

  3. Add the rest of the peas and the spices, then cook an additional hour to hour and a half. 

  4. Serve hot with garlic toast - and that's all there is to it!
Recipe Notes

To make the stock, place the bone, fat and meat in a large kettle covered with water. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the meat starts to fall off the bone.

Remove the bone to cook, then pull the meat off and put it back into the pot (don't forget the marrow in the bone, it's got a lot of flavor!).

Simmer the meat and broth another 30 t0 40 minutes, then turn off heat and cool.