Now that it is September that means we can dive into Crock Pot Soups right? I hope so because I am so ready for soup season. We were visiting with John's Grandmother a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned how much she has been wanting a good soup. This was my invitation to run to the kitchen and start working on this Crockpot Split Pea Soup Recipe.
Crockpot Split Pea Soup Recipe
When I brought it over to her she absolutely loved it. John's Grandmother is a spitfire who is truly amazing. She met her husband by writing letters to each other.
They were introduced by a friend and didn't meet other than via letters until a few days before they were married! Can you imagine!
I can't even imagine not meeting John until a day or 2 before we were married. She said they got to know each other via letters and she knew he was the one for her.
It is so cool hearing John's Grandmothers stories. I have been trying to videotape some of her stories so I can start to put them together to share.
She is so inspirational to me. She taught herself how to do the wiring of her house because they couldn't afford an electrician. She wired their entire house up to code and did a ton of other house repairs.
I am lucky to change a lightbulb. That is about the extent of my home repair skills.
- Dried split peas
- Bay leaves
- Dried oregano
- Chicken Bouillon cubes
- Garlic powder
- Salt and Pepper
Vegetable chopper - This is a huge time saver for chopping veggies.
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your dinner cooks perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
I love that this soup has the perfect mix of carrots, celery, and split peas!
If you want to add even more flavor you can put a leftover ham bone in the slow cooker with all of the other ingredients. The ham hock will add even more flavor.
This hearty soup is perfect for winter or really any time you want a slow cooker split pea soup.
Make sure to remove ham bone before serving the soup.
Cooking low and slow is the best method for creating creamy, delicious split pea soup.
The low and slow cooking time allows the split peas to absorb a ton of the vegetable broth created while the soup is cooking.
The peas are tender and perfect after cooking in the slow cooker.
Great Slow Cooker Soups
Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe
- Add all ingredients to the crock pot
- Cook on high for 5 hours
- Remove bay leaves, stir and serve
Recipe originally shared on September 16, 2015. Updated on May 15, 2020.