Split Pea Soup in a Crock-Pot


It doesn’t take much to make Split Pea Soup, especially if you have a slow-cooker, such as a Crock-Pot. If you work full-time, you can throw all the ingredients into the pot in the morning and have dinner on the table when you get home.

Seriously, it doesn’t take long to chop up a few veggies, but if you really don’t have much time in the morning, you could chop them the night before and then combine everything in the morning.

I found my trusty Crockery Cookery book to be very helpful with recipes that I can make in the pot, which I’ve had for more than 30 years.

For split pea soup, all you need is an onion, a carrot, and a stalk of celery. Chop each one and add it, along with the dried split peas and 8 cups of water to the pot. Turn it on  low for 8-10 hours. (You may need to change the temp. to high at the end if the peas aren’t falling apart.)

This soup makes a good one-dish meal and it’s a great choice for vegetarians.

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5 responses to “Split Pea Soup in a Crock-Pot

  1. I always add a dash of thyme to mine, and it’s a great meal to pack in a thermos for lunch!

    • That’s exactly what I told Bill was missing when I tried it for dinner that night! I have another recipe that uses thyme and a bay leaf. It also has ham hocks in it, which is why I opted for the simpler–and cheaper–recipe. But I did miss the thyme. I think I’ll add some to the leftovers! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I made a similar dish this weekend. I used basil, chicken broth and a little bacon. http://sensibleskillet.blogspot.com/2012/03/comfort-in-bowl-split-pea-soup.html

    Glad to know it’s good without the meat, too.

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