Easy Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Ok, so I realize I just might be the only person crazy enough to make split pea soup post Memorial Day, but I had to get that Easter Ham bone out of the freezer to make room for popsicles and ice cream.

Here is what I did:

I defrosted the ham bone that was from a spiral ham- it still had some chunks of meat clinging to it.

I sauteed some onions and celery.

I added the ham bone, 1 can of chicken broth, some salt and pepper, sauteed onions/celery, a bag of dried split peas (2 cups??) to the crock pot and then filled it with water. The ham bone was 95% submerged, and the water I filled to about 1 inch below the top of the pot.

I turned pot on low and let it cook over night, about 10 hours.

When I woke up, I couldn’t resist going down and “checking on it”, I lifted the lid, gave a stir and I had instant, perfect split pea soup!

I fished out the bone and bigger meat chuncks with a slotted spoon, diced up the meat and added it back to the soup.

At lunch time I made homemade croutons- sauteed some stale bread cubes in olive oil, seasoned with parmesan cheese and garlic powder and added them to the top of my bowl of soup! It was so good!

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Hi! I'm Heather: a body positivity, Health at Every Size dietitian. When I'm not blogging about wellness, I'm spending time with my fabulous family. Sometimes, they wear me out, so then it's time to bake, read, knit, tie myself into a yoga pose, or continue to work my first novel... stay tuned.


  1. Tes

    It sounds really yummy and healthy. The recipe seems simple, too. Can’t wait to try it.

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