The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version. Add more ham to get some extra protein and savory flavor.
Healthy Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.
7 cups water
1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas (2 1/4 cups), sorted and rinsed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
2 medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 ham bone, 2 pounds ham shanks or 2 pounds smoked pork hocks
Mix all ingredients except ham in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add ham.
Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham into soup. Stir well before serving.
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Save the leaves from the celery to use for dressing up bowls of this hearty soup.
Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Look for them with the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.
Calories 300, Fat 6 grams, Saturated Fat 2 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 45 milligrams, Sodium 360 milligrams, Carbs 33 grams, Fiber 16 grams, Sugar 3 grams, Protein 28 grams