Crockpot Split Pea Soup
This is one of my favorites and it’s so easy to do.

1 16 oz. pkg. dried green split peas— rinsed
2 c. smoked sausage or ham—diced (I use sausage)
3 carrots, peeled & sliced
1 med. onion—chopped
2 celery stalks plus leaves—chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic—minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 c. fresh parsley—chopped (optional; I think I’ve used dried)
1 T. seasoned salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 qts. hot water

Layer ingredients in slow cooker, pour in water. Do NOT stir. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or
on low 8-10 hours, until peas are very soft. Remove bay leaf. Serve garnished with croutons if desired. Can freeze.

Notes: I always use low fat turkey smoked sausage chopped up, because hubby doesn’t like ham. I use my West Bend slow cooker for this and layer the stuff in there in the order it’s listed, couldn’t be easier! Have also made it many times without the celery because I don’t always have it here. I think I have also used a less amount of meat than it calls for too, because we’d rather have the veggies instead…..so just go with what you like.
Sometimes I freeze the leftovers for heating up later.

7 Responses to “Slow Cooking Thursday”

  1. Lori Says:

    Oooh, Gail this sounds good! I’ve never tried sausage in my split pea soup before….will have to try that next week! Thanks for the YUMMY suggestion 🙂

  2. Kelli Says:

    This looks yummy and perfect for a chilly fall night! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. Emily Says:

    I have tried split pea soup ONCE in my life on the stove top, and it was so-so. . . I will definitely give this slow cooker recipe a shot! Split Pea soup with a grilled cheese sandwich just sounds like something classic one has to have during cold weather!

  4. Sandra Says:

    Gail, I LOVE Split Pea Soup, I’m so glad you posted this, I’ve been wanting to make it but couldn’t find my recipe 🙂

    Thanks 🙂

  5. EaglesWings Says:

    Yummy that sounds really good…gonna have to make this one next week.
    thanks for a new recipe!

  6. Michelle Says:

    Gail, This recipe looks so yummy 🙂 I will have this one for next thursday.Michelle

  7. Stacy Says:

    Ooh, I forgot to do this today 🙁 Oh well…. I wish I could say I like split pea soup, but I’ve never had it and am too scared to make it. Neither of us like green peas of any kind, so I’m afraid we wouldn’t like it. Wanna make it for us sometime so we can try it and see?! 🙂

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