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Healthy Crockpot Split Pea Soup

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 Soup

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 4-10 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Layer the ingredients in your crockpot in the order given, pouring the broth in last. Do not stir the ingredients.

2

Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours (or until peas are very soft).

3

Once soup is done, remove the lid and throw away the bay leaf. Stir the soup and serve hot.

Notes

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!

XOXO,

Kelly

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy Wrenn
    January 2, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    I love hearty soups and stews! When I make potato soup it is rich and creamy. I always make two batches and one I add salmon to it. Love salmon stew! But my daughter would rather have potato soup so two batches! Freezes well so lasts a week or two. Love all of your recipes!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 3, 2018 at 9:44 AM

      That’s awesome Nancy! Your potato soup sounds sooooo yummy!! And the addition of salmon makes the soup a complete meal. I am so happy that you love all my recipes 🙂 Have a great day! XOXO

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    January 2, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Split pea soup is a favourite around here!! I love your savory recipe, Kelly!! This looks so good. Happy 2018!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 3, 2018 at 9:45 AM

      Thank you Katherine! It’s such a classic and comforting soup for sure 🙂 Happy 2018! XOXO

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    Sweet Coralice
    January 2, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    This looks really good and hearty! I’m always up for anything my crock post can do for me 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 3, 2018 at 9:46 AM

      Thank you dear! I love putting my crockpot to work for me too heheheh. Happy 2018! XOXO

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    Amy
    January 2, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    This looks amazing! I will be trying it!😍

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 3, 2018 at 9:46 AM

      Thank you Amy! It doesn’t disappoint! Happy 2018! XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    January 2, 2018 at 10:42 PM

    Happy new year Kelly!!! I love this recipe at the first glance, because it has 3 steps. Only 3 steps away from a healthy, easy, filling, creamy bowl of goodness:)

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 3, 2018 at 9:47 AM

      Thank you Maria! I totally agree! Happy New Year to you too! I am excited for another year of being blogging buddies 🙂 XOXOX

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    January 3, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    love how cozy this sounds, especially since there’s ham! i think ham is a must in split pea soup (: and had no idea that rodelle did anything besides vanilla lol.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 5, 2018 at 1:37 PM

      Thank you Heather! This is definitely a cozy soup and a totally agree that ham is a must! Rodelle has so much more than just vanilla extract! I had no idea either 😉

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    January 4, 2018 at 4:09 AM

    I’m a big fan of turmeric AND of split pea soup. I love the idea of making it in the slow cooker as well.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 5, 2018 at 1:38 PM

      Thank you Amy! I am new to using turmeric and now I am totally in love! So yummy…especially in this soup 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    cakespy
    January 4, 2018 at 4:11 AM

    I freaking love split pea soup. The addition of turmeric is inspired!

  • Reply
    Leela
    January 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    I love a good, hearty soup.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 5, 2018 at 1:44 PM

      Thank you Leela! I do too! This soup definitely doesn’t disappoint 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy
    January 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    I love split pea soup and making it in the crockpot is a bonus. The recipe sounds soooo good! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 5, 2018 at 1:53 PM

      Thank you Amy! I haven’t used the crockpot in ages, so this is sparking my creativity to use it more for recipes! XOXO

  • Reply
    Colleen
    January 10, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    This sounds fabulous!!! I can’t stop craving soup lately!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 11, 2018 at 4:48 PM

      Thanks Colleen! And soup is all I have been craving too 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    laura70ak
    January 10, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    One of my FAVES in the crock pot! YUM. You know I pinned this!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      January 11, 2018 at 4:49 PM

      Thanks Laura!!! This is my favorite for sure 🙂

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