Friday, February 22, 2013

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

There is nothing ever appetizing looking about a bowl of split pea soup.  My husband asked me to make this for him because he loved this soup as a kid.  I don't even like eating peas.  They are probably one of my least favorite vegetables and I still thought this soup was good.  Its very thick and hearty and great for a cold winter night that we are all too familiar with here in New Jersey.  This is an Emeril recipe published in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food 2011.  Enjoy your last February weekend!

2 lbs dried split peas, picked over, rinsed and drained
2 boneless precooked ham steaks, sliced into small pieces
1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 red pepper, diced small
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced fresh thyme
2 dried bay leaves
10 cups low sodium chicken broth

Chop onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and red peppers.  Set aside.  In a medium pot bring the chicken broth to a boil and then carefully pour it into a 6 quart slow cooker.  Add split peas, onion, carrots, celery, red pepper, garlic, thyme, bay leaves and sliced ham pieces.

Cover and cook on high until split peas are creamy about 6 hours.  Stir occasionally.  Discard bay leaves.

Ladle into soup bowls.

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  1. looks delish and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks so good, especially on these cold and blustery winter nights. :-) Coming over to visit from Wonderful Food Wednesday. Please free free to stop by and link this up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us! :-)

  3. Mmmmm . . .I've been looking for a good split pea soup recipe.

  4. I love split pea soup! This recipe looks so good and I love that you cooked it in your slow cooker.

    Cynthia at

  5. I love soup!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Nap-Time Creations' Tasteful Tuesdays... so glad to have you around for the party! I'm pleased to tell you that this recipe is being featured tomorrow in a CELEBRATE GREEN (st. Pats) Round Up! I would LOVE if you would post the featured button on this post to show off your feature and follow via GFC or E-mail if you don't already. Don't miss out on any of the fun! (link will be live Sat. morning)

  6. Hi Susan,
    I wish my Slow Cooker was full of this delicious soup, I would have a bowl for lunch. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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