Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This vegetarian Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is hearty and so good for you! A bowl of it will surely hit the spot on any fall or winter day!
I hope you don’t mind another recipe from the archives…I’m looking for soups to make this week and this one has always been a favorite of mine. I posted it two years ago and thought you might enjoy it right now with the cooler temps approaching.
My family is currently in a busy season and I feel since all the Hurricane Irma madness I haven’t been able to catch up with my routine of cooking and sharing with you here. I’ve been cooking, but mostly quick throw together meals I don’t have to think too hard about.
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I originally posted this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe in January of 2015.
Oh split pea soup…it’s definitely not the prettiest in the category of soups but as far as nutrition goes, it ranks up pretty high in my book. It’s full of fiber, some protein and lots of other vitamins from the peas itself along with all the other veggies added in – and I think it tastes delicious. Anyone else love split pea soup like I do??
I love having soup in the fridge to heat up for quick lunches or for light dinners on busy nights. I really try to make a pot (or crockpot) of soup once a week, and when I don’t I definitely miss it.
Vegetarian Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This Split Pea Soup recipe for your crockpot is vegetarian based and made with vegetable broth, though it could also be made with chicken broth and a bit of ham, if that’s what you prefer. I love it just like this, full of garlic, carrots, celery and some tomatoes. The tomatoes are not a traditional ingredient for split pea soup but I’ve always added them.
A nice bowl of this vegetarian split pea soup for lunch or dinner definitely fills you up (in a good way!) and is really perfect for this time of year when most of us are trying to get back on track post-holiday. I don’t know about you, but my clothes are feeling a bit snug this week and I am really making an effort to chug water, eat a ton of fruits and veggies and not mindlessly pick on snacks and sweets that I got into the habit of picking on all throughout the holiday.
Hope your week is going great! Make yourself some soup!
Healthy Soup Recipes
Soup is one of my go to meals when I’m trying to trim some pounds or just generally feel healthier. Some soups I tend to make often are Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes, Italian Vegetable Beef Soup, Italian Tomato and Lentil Soup and Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup.
I dying to try this Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup from Foodiecrush and this Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup from Melanie Makes!Print
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 hours
- Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
- Category: Soup
- Method: Slow Cooker
This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is hearty and so good for you! A bowl of it will surely hit the spot on any fall or winter day!
- 1 lb (16 oz) dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- big pinch kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- Add your ingredients to the slow cooker, starting with the split peas on the bottom.
- Cook on High for 4-5 hours or Low 8-10 hours. Stir well to combine ingredients before serving. Taste for salt and pepper, adjust to your liking.
- Soups like this split pea soup tend to thicken up in the refrigerator so be sure to add a little water to your soup before reheating in the microwave or the stovetop.
- I used grape tomatoes because they are what I had on hand but plum tomatoes or even a can of diced tomatoes would make a great substitute.
- You’ll need a slow cooker to make this recipe as written, but it can easily be adapted to stove-top.
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okay – i’m going to tell you a dirty secret about myself…. one of my FAVORITE childhood memories is eating campbell’s pea soup (not split pea with ham but the plain “pea soup”) with TONS of saltine crackers. A few months ago I was craving it and could only find it online on Amazon and bought a case! 🙂 Hadn’t had it in YEARS. However, I will now be a grown up and choose to be healthier. 🙂 Pinning this to try soon. Love the addition of carrots. As always, great recipe and BEAUTIFUL pics GirlFriend.
One of my most favorite soups! I’ve never tried doing it in the slow cooker! Definitely giving it a go
We love split pea soup. It certainly doesn’t win any beauty contests but first place winner on taste and healthy.
I make mine with homecanned chicken broth, a little ham and fresh rosemary.
I have a ham bone in the fridge I think this will be on the table soon.
Love pea soup, but never make it. It was totally a “comfort” soup for me as a kid. I, like Kim, loved opening a can of Campbell’s. Too funny! Another great recipe, Aggie! Thank you!
One of my favorite things is split pea soup! This sounds great — and simple! I really need to break out my slow cooker more ofter – this is a great opportunity!
Split pea is one of my favorites! I haven’t made it in a while since I’m sure the lovely green color won’t make my 3 year old jump up and down for joy at the dinner table but maybe I should give it a go. If he doesn’t eat it that just means more for me! 😉
I love split pea soup and soup in general! I want to make a point to start making more soups to have on hand since I’m working more from my home office these days. Soup for lunch would be perfect! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Pinning.
I have a split pea soup mix in my pantry just waiting to be used! I could live on it!! So glad you’re joining our 6 week challenge!! xoxo
Looks great! Love peas in all forms including soup. Need to convince someone else in my house of their merits. 🙂
this looks sooooo good and easy too.
Split pea soup is my favorite! I need to make some now!
A TRUE Split Pea Soup is 1 of my favorites. I make a big batch every year ( up to 30 quarts at a time ). I use yellow & green peas— smoked pork hocks— ham & bacon!!!!! And a nice secret is to finish the soup off with a nice amount of dried Marjoram!!!!!!!!
Made this yesterday right after I saw it and it was so simple but amazing! Thank you!
that is awesome! So happy you came back and told me, thank you! glad you enjoyed it!
It might not be pretty but this sounds delicious!
Split pea soup is one of my favorites! And you did make it look as pretty as you could in a nice bowl. I love this heated up for lunch.
I’ve not had split peas in a long time, your recipe looks delicious and I think my kids would love it too! I’m trying to look for alternatives to sandwiches for lunch every day and will add your soup to my list!
Great recipe. Instead of chicken broth, I do ham flavored broth. One can get the jar at Gordon Foods. It last for ages if stored in the fridge. Thanks for the grape tomato suggestion.
Certainly soup season here and this looks to be a great one to warm you up. Tomatoes in split pea soup? Never tried it, but why not. We usually add fresh horseradish to ours and finish it with a dollop of cream fraiche. It’s then often serve with cold smoked salmon and lots of bread.
those are interesting additions!!! I’ve never used fresh horseradish!
Definitely going to try this one. Great for the cold nights and rainy days. The crockpot is such a good way of doing soups. Just pop in the ingredients and forget basically. Great too in that you can leave it to works its magic while you go off to work. Come home to tantalizing aromas and a hearty meal at the end of the day. Pinning this one to my Pinterest board to cook real soon. Like maybe even right now!
I make this all the time. I purée at the end. I always use water (not broth) with some extra salt and it’s great. Thanks!!
Going to make today! Do you have nutritional info. Carbs, fibre, calorie etc thanks would appreciate if someone could send.
Wow nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing us!!
Its was delicious! Loved the pea soup with grape tomatoes! We added fresh chopped rosemary and skipped the onions.