Kel’s Split Pea and Ham Soup, Slow Cooker Style


Here’s a hearty, delicious and good-for-your-soul split pea soup that is so easy to make because your slow cooker does most of the work for you! Just combine all of the ingredients in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker (I love my Ninja for this) and cook on low for about 4 hours. The peas will magically turn into a nice and thick soup — just stir and you’re good to go. Perfect on a cold winter’s day!



  • 1 package (16 oz.) dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cooked country ham, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped small
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups water


Place all of the dry ingredients, including the seasonings, in the slow cooker, and stir until mixed.


Add the chicken stock and water.


Cook on low for 4 hours or so, until the peas are tender and all of the liquid has been absorbed.


Serve with Italian bread, crackers, or garlic toast.


Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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