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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.
Servings: 6 -8
- 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
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.
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