Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
This is a thick and hardy Split Pea Soup Recipe. With the  Slow cooker coming to the rescue again. When you are busy what a time saver. With the cold weather and snow setting in nationwide it is just a great time for a good bowl of hot soup. This is a simple recipe. Its has very little prep time so you can get it set up and be on your way quickly. Depending on the ham you are using in this recipe watch the salt that you add. Very easy to get it too salty. The recipe calls for one tablespoon, I would salt it to taste. My wife said it was perfect, however I thought a little less would have been better. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups ham, diced or 1 ham bone (meaty) or 2 ham hocks
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon salt (to taste-definitely reduce if not using water)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ quarts hot water
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in slow cooker in the order listed.
  2. Pour in water. Do not stir!
  3. chopped veggies chopped veggies in slow cooker
  4. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe ready to cook
  5. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.
  6. Remove bones and bay leaf.
  7. Serve Hot
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