This healthy, crockpot, split pea soup is full of creamy pea flavor with carrots, celery and ham added for even more flavor. If you have 5 minutes and a crockpot, then you can have homemade split pea soup! No stirring even required…just dump the ingredients into the crockpot, set it to cook and go on with your day. And then boom! A hot and healthy dinner ready to be dished up for the family.
This split pea soup recipe is a family favorite and is a great recipe to use your leftover ham in, but you can always buy a ham steak and cut that into chunks for this recipe too. My split pea soup recipe is healthy because it is full of vegetables and lean ham, with no dairy or fat added to it. And this soup is like a warm hug on a cold day.
To make this soup even healthier, I added turmeric powder to it. Totally optional, but turmeric powder has some awesome health benefits and gives the soup a nice earthy punch. I used Rodelle Organic Ground Turmeric in my split pea soup. Rodelle is well known for their amazing vanilla extracts, but did you know they also have a whole line of herbs, spices and brine mixes?!
The crockpot….a busy persons best friend! To make this soup, just add the ingredients to your crockpot, one layer at a time. No stirring!
Pour the chicken broth in last, cover and cook. You pick whether you want to cook on high for a shorter amount of time, or on low, for those days when you throw this together in the morning and are at work all day . Nothing better than having dinner done and ready for you, after a long day at work! I cooked my soup on high for 4-1/2 hours and it was PERFECT.
Healthy Crockpot Split Pea SoupPrint Recipe
- 1 (16-ounce) package dried green split peas, picked through and rinsed
- 2 cups diced lean ham
- 1 cup sliced baby carrots
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 whole celery stalks (with leaves), chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric powder (I used Rodelle)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- pinch of salt
- 6 cups chicken broth
Layer the ingredients in your crockpot in the order given, pouring the broth in last. Do not stir the ingredients.
Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours (or until peas are very soft).
Once soup is done, remove the lid and throw away the bay leaf. Stir the soup and serve hot.
Leftover soup can be poured into an airtight container and refrigerated for several days. Recipe yields four large bowls of soup, or eight smaller side portions.
Soup is best served with some crusty bread or biscuits!
Are you a soup lover like me? What’s your favorite soup?? Leave me a comment below! And I will be back with some healthy dessert recipes this week too, for those who love their sweets like me. So stay tuned!