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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Here’s another great way to use some more of that leftover ham from Easter dinner. Nothing could be easier.  Just put everything in the slow cooker and let ‘er rip.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Slow Cooker, soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, split pea soup
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ham bone that has meat still on it OR 2 cups thickly diced boneless ham
  • 2 1/2 cups 1 regular bag green split peas
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced thickly
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 1/8 tsp dehydrated dill or a sprig of fresh
  • 1 clove garlic crushed

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 6-8 hrs. Soup may have to be thinned with more water, depending on how your individual slow cooker cooks--5 cups of water was about right for my cooker and produced a thick, hearty soup. If you like a thinner soup, use 6 cups water.
  • Serve with buttered croutons.
  • Serves 6-8

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3519IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg