Warm your soul with a bowl of delicious Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone, prepared in a slow cooker. This creamy and hearty soup is not only easy to make but also perfect for freezing and reheating throughout the week. Get ready to indulge in a comforting meal that will satisfy your cravings.
A Creamy Hearty Soup
Everyone, young and old, adores the creamy and velvety texture of split pea soup. It’s the ultimate comfort food that warms the heart. If you happen to have a leftover hambone, adding it to the soup will infuse the broth with a rich and savory flavor. For the best results, consider using Hurst’s HamPeas, which includes an extra flavor packet specifically designed for this recipe. This hearty soup pairs perfectly with 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a fresh salad. And the best part? With a slow cooker, you can simply set it and forget it, allowing you to enjoy delicious meals with minimal prep and cleanup.
Split Peas: These flavorful and high-fiber green peas give the soup its signature color, texture, and taste. You can easily find them in the dried beans section of your local grocery store. Yellow split peas or a combination of split peas and lentils can also be used. Remember to rinse them before cooking to remove any debris.
Vegetables: The traditional ingredients for split pea soup are onions, carrots, and celery. However, you can experiment by adding diced potatoes, sweet potatoes, or frozen veggies such as green peas, spinach, cauliflower, or broccoli. For a thicker consistency, puree cooked vegetables and mix them into the soup.
Meat: Enhance the flavor of your soup by adding a leftover hambone, ham hock, cubes of ham, or even smoked turkey.
How to Make Crockpot Split Pea Soup
Making this Crockpot Split Pea Soup is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Rinse and drain the split peas.
- Place the split peas and the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Cook on high or low (see recipe below) until the soup thickens and becomes creamy.
- If you’re cooking on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours, soak the peas overnight in clean water. Before using, drain and rinse them.
- For alternative cooking methods, try making Instant Pot Split Pea Soup or the stovetop version.
- If the split peas are slow-cooking for more than 4 hours, there’s no need to soak them in advance.
- To achieve the best flavor, keep the bone or ham hock in the soup until it’s finished cooking.
- Adjust the thickness of the split pea soup by stirring in extra chicken broth. If you prefer a thicker consistency, leave the lid off and let it cook for about an hour.
You’re in for a treat the next day with leftover split pea soup. Store it in a covered container in the refrigerator, and it will taste even better on day two. This soup can be frozen in quart-sized or gallon-sized bags, labeled with the date, and stored for up to 3 months.
Warming Soup Recipes
If you enjoy comforting soups, here are some other recipes you might love:
- Italian Sausage Soup – A spicy and satisfying choice.
- Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Comfort in a bowl.
- Creamy Potato Bacon Soup – Rich and delicious.
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup – A vegetarian favorite.
- Creamy Tortellini Soup – A velvety broth that will warm your heart.
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