Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

I love my slow cooker this time of year. It is so fun to load it up with ingredients in the morning before a long and busy day at the studio. And it’s even more fun to walk through the front door after said busy day, to smell your delicious dinner, totally cooked and waiting for you. I always joke that it is the closest I will come to a personal chef.

I honestly haven’t had split pea soup in probably 10 years, my mom used to make it, but I have never made it myself. I saw a beautiful bag of organic split peas when I was shopping at Farmers & Artisans and thought I would buy them and give this a try. I also had two ham hocks in the freezer from our pork share from Sojourner Farms, that I hadn’t known what to do with, this seemed like the perfect dish to use them in. You can easily leave the ham hocks out to make this is vegan.

I have to say, this soup was deliciously filling and very satisfying. The perfect meal for a cool and damp Autumn or Winter night.

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1 Tes November 25, 2010 at 5:11 am

I am always so impatient about split pea! Usually I throw them in pressure cooker. It must be nice to try slow cooking to let the flavour and aroma infused in the pot 🙂

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2 freshandfoodie November 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Yum yum! Looks like a fantastic recipe.

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3 KeepItSweet November 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

i love split pea soup and have a brand new slow cooker, i’ll be making this!!

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4 Babygirl November 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I know a slow cooker can do alot, but I never thought of soup. This came out so creamy and decadent. Nice

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5 veganspoonful December 1, 2010 at 12:46 am

What a great idea! Split pea is a regular in my meal rotation but I’ve never made it in the slow-cooker. This just might be dinner tomorrow!

The fresh thyme sprinkled on top is a beautiful touch.

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