Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This split pea soup is almost as easy as opening a can, and twice as yummy. Hope you enjoy it!

Ready In: 7 hrs 15 mins

Serves: 8


  • 7  cups water (ham or chicken stock)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package  dried split peas, rinsed and sorted (2 1/4 Cups)
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 3  medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 2  stalks celery, finely chopped (1 Cup)
  • 1  medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1  ham bone or 2  lbs ham shanks or 2  lbs  smoked pork hocks


  1. Mix all ingredients except ham in 5 qt slow cooker, then add ham.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat 8 to 10 hrs or on high heat 6 to 7 hours until peas are tender Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board.
  3. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin.
  4. Stir ham into soup.
  5. Stir well before serving.
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