Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
I worked as a waitress for years. The soup du jour on Thursday’s was Split pea with ham. It was crazy how many people came in just to order the split pea soup. Here is my version of slow cooker split pea soup with ham. This recipe uses a ham steak, not a ham hock. The soup turns out great, less greasy compared to the recipes that use a ham hock.
My family absolutely loves this slow cooker split pea soup, it’s so creamy and comforting. I love how this slow cooker split pea soup can be prepped the night before, and I can just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning.
I like to serve this recipe with french bread, if you are feeling ambitious, try this recipe I love for homemade french bread, I think your family would love this!
- 1 pound dried split peas(16 ounces)
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 ham steak divided
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 7 cups of water
- maple glazed ham topping-
- reserved ham from above
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Chop your onion, carrots, and ham.
- Reserve half of the ham for later.
- Dissolve the chicken bouillon cubes in a small amount of hot water.
- Add the all the ingredients to the slow cooker, except for half of the ham.
- Cook on low for 10 hours.
- When cooking time is done, whisk the soup until creamy.
- Brown the reserved ham in the butter and maple syrup in a pan.
- Top each bowl with the browned ham.