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 pound 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 stalks 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 to 5 hours or 8 to 10 hours on low 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 carbohydrates, (13 g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 23g protein.
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