Slow cooker split pea and ham soup

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

8 hrs 15 min

Makes

16 cups

Slow cooker split pea and ham soup

Photo, Erik Putz.

This classic French-Canadian slow cooker split pea and ham soup is comfort in a bowl, perfect for cold nights. Freeze leftovers for a meal in a pinch.


Ingredients

  • 1 kg smoked ham hock , skin and fat removed
  • 2 cups dried yellow split peas , rinsed
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 celery stalks , chopped
  • 2 carrots , chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 900-mL cartons reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • chopped parsley , (optional)

Instructions

  • COMBINE ham hock, split peas, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, salt, pepper and bay leaves in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour in broth and water and stir to combine. Cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  • REMOVE ham hock and shred meat using 2 forks. Discard bone and fat. Return 2 cups ham to the soup. Reserve remaining ham for another use.
  • STIR in parsley. Serve with crusty baguette and a green salad.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 135,
  • Protein
  • 12 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 519 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin A

Split Pea And Ham Soup Kitchen Tips:

  • Classic French-Canadian split pea and ham soup is comfort in a bowl, perfect for cold nights. Freeze leftovers for a simple, satisfying meal in a pinch. It’s nutritious and budget-friendly, and prep takes only a few minutes.
  • The split peas continue to break down as the soup cools and then is reheated. If you prefer a thicker soup, increase cooking time to 9 or 10 hours.
  • Freeze reserved ham and use in a quick meal later on. It’s great in a ham and cheese frittata or omelette, a quick pasta, minestrone soup or stir-fried rice.