Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

split pea soup
I’ve had a slow cooker for 12 years, and I’ve used it more in the last two months than over that entire time!  So here’s the latest recipe experiment success.But recently, it’s been a life saver.  Maybe because Bob and I have been extra busy, but having a night or two where dinner is essentially ready when you walk in the door is incredibly helpful.

Oh, and randomly enough, it also happens that the 2nd week of November is National Split Pea Soup Week.  Who comes up with this stuff?

Split Pea Soup

  • 16 oz. bag split peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 c. chopped carrots
  • 1/2 c. chopped celery
  • 1 t. basil
  • 2 t. cumin
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • 4 c. reduced sodium broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 3 c. water

Here’s the best part.  The directions.

Directions:  Place everything listed in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Remove the bay leaves and serve!

Add a glass of wine, if you wish.  We opened a bottle we’ve had sitting at home for over a year . . . Opolo Petit Verdot.  It was excellent!

The soup is perfect for a drizzly, November day.  The leftovers taste just as good!  Just add a touch of water if the soup has thickened more than you’d like.  Enjoy!

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  1. says

    Ha, really, who does come up with this stuff?! I’ll have to give this soup a try….I haven’t had split pea soup since I was a kid. I thought it was the grossest then, but I also hated every legume including black beans and lentils, which I love now. Your frequent use of the slow cooker totally inspires me to use my own!

  2. says

    Split peas are so good for you! I’m really excited for this recipe. I love how you literally throw everything in – I hate crockpot recipes that start with “Sautee onion, garlic…etc.” I don’t wanna saute! I wanna set and forget!

  3. says

    Hahaha who does come up with this stuff? But thank god because it led me to a great crockpot recipe 😉

    Thanks girlie!! Making my life more delicious and easier everyday. I owe you!

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