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Chunky Split Pea Soup

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Split Pea soup is always a favorite and this slow cooker Chunky Split Pea Soup is no exception. It feels and tastes so good going down... it's comfort in every bite!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) package dried split peas
  • 5 large carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ham base (See Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/4 cups flavored croutons

What to Do

  1. Place peas in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover with water 2-inches above peas; let soak 8 hours (see Note). Drain and rinse; return peas to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except croutons to slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW setting 8 hours or until peas are tender and soup is thick. Remove and discard bay leaf. Ladle into individual bowls, top evenly with croutons, and serve immediately.


  • Look for ham base in the supermarket near the bouillon.

  • Soak the peas the night before, and they'll be ready for the slow cooker the next morning.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 285
  • Calories from Fat 19
  • Total Fat 2.1g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g 2 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 21g 41 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5 %
  • Sodium 1,182mg 49 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 47g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 17g 66 %
  • Sugars 8.3g 0 %

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Quick tip Before soaking the split peas overnight, it is always a good idea to spread them out on a sheet pan first and sort through them. Just as with other dried beans, and even rice, sometimes you will find a small stone or a bit of hard woody plant matter. This is due to the manufacturing process. It's better to be safe than to chip a tooth!

Delicious. Only take it easy on the cloves. Next time I will double the recipe.

I never heard of non-split peas,perhaps soaking longer? follow pkg directions. I always use soup base,never use bouillon(too salty,not enough flavor) and would omit the salt (theres enough in the soup base) Also I add garlic powder and ham bone for extra flavor. You can always add salt to taste when served. I dont add clove either but thats what I prefer

Would this work with dried whole non-split green pea?

It should


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