Crock Pot Split Pea Soup With Ham an easy winter soup that prepares so easily in the Crock Pot. Put all ingredients in the crock pot and GO! Gotta love easy recipes!
Have you ever tried feeding crock pot split pea soup with ham to a meat loving family? It was met with a little resistance.
I received a whole lot of weary looks.
Ryan, who is my superstar try anything kid, told me it sounded good and he would try it. Cora said she would take a bite. My husband who jokingly believes broccoli is of the devil even said it smelled good.
Then they looked at it.
As you all know, split pea soup is thick and not the most appealing looking. (Try taking pictures of it!)
However, the soup tastes delicious and the ham adds such a wonderful, smoky flavor. The onions compliment the flavor of the peas.
If you add celery, which I feel adds such great depth and flavor to anything, you can add it as whole stalks. Doing so will allow you to pull the celery out and not eat it, but you will still get the flavor.
The ingredients you need are:
- split peas
- purple onion
First, you are going to want to check to make sure all the peas look good. Meaning, good green color. I only had a few yellow peas.
If you are cooking the peas in a crock pot (my crock pot looks like this one.), you don't have to soak the peas first. They will plump up on their own. Next, add the peas to the crock pot. Add all the other ingredients too.
Add the broth/water combination and you are good to go! Set on low for 7 hours or on high for 4-5. After you stir the soup, it will start to thicken up. Then, it is as thick as pea soup. ;-)
So, what did the family think? The ones who tried it said it had a great, delicious flavor. I thought it was great and the ham added a smokey flavor that was so tasty! Total food win.
Tips and FAQ
Yes, I would not cook this particular recipe on the stove top. It would be best to use a crock pot.
Yes, you can. Our family prefers the flavor of celery instead of eating it (in some recipes). You can cut your celery up into bite sized pieces for your soup.
You can eat this soup the next day but I feel it loses some of the punch from the original cook date. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Crock Pot Split Pea Soup With Ham
- 1 lb bag split peas
- ½ cup purple onion chopped
- ½ cup carrots chopped
- 2 cups cooked ham chopped
- 2 celery stalks
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- Add peas, onion, carrots, ham, celery, broth and water to crock pot
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8
- Serve with crackers and/or shredded cheese
- **Note: you can use any combination of chicken broth/water. So you could use 2 cups of broth and 4 cups of water. It just needs to add up to 6 cups liquid.**