This is a classic recipe for split pea soup you can make with ease in your slow cooker. The only preparation required is to dice up the onion, carrots, celery, and mince some garlic. Toss it in a slow cooker along with a bag of dry split peas, some vegetable broth, a little thyme and let the slow cooker do it’s magic. You won’t believe the final result.
I’ve always loved a good hearty bowl of split pea soup. And usually, i’ve found the best at restaurants and diners that make their own from scratch. When split pea soup is served from a can or some other processed mush from a fast food restaurant, it just cannot compare to the real thing. That’s why I love making this recipe – it’s the real deal.
Split pea soup can’t just be mushy green stuff. It has to have some hearty substance and by using fresh carrots, celery and onion, along with diced ham – well now we have something to talk about. And what I love is that the consistency of this recipe is as close to perfect as you can get.
Give this recipe a try. I’m sure you’ll love it!
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 8oz package of diced ham
- 1 package (16oz) dried green split green peas, rinsed
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat and saute onions, celery and carrots until tender. Then add thyme and saute for another minute.
- Add mixture to slow cooker with the broth, water and peas. Stir well and cook on low for 7-8 hours until the peas are tender.
- Remove half the soup and put in in a blender and blend until smooth. Return to slow cooker and add Canadian bacon and pepper and heat through.