Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Serves 8

A perfect winter soup, filling and flavorful, you'll be glad this double recipe means leftovers! Carrots and garlic provide some antioxidant power. Round it out with a green salad and whole grain crackers.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (16-ounce) package dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 meaty ham bone, 2 ham hocks or 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 ribs celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
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Method: 

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given, adding the broth last. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on high 4—5 hours or on low 8—10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:260 calories (40 from fat), 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (13g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 23g protein
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