Oma's Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This slow cooker split pea soup is so quick to put together in the morning before you leave for the day. Then, when you come home, and you're hungry, dinner's ready!
This tastes best if it's cooked with a ham bone. If you don't have that, smoked sausage or kielbasa work well too. (Even a small cooked or smoked ham can be used.)
If you like your soup thinner, add some milk or cream. Want it creamy? Use an immersion blender. Either way, serve this pea soup with some fresh bread, and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Tips ...
- Get the vegetables peeled and chopped the night before, making sure the chopped potatoes are put in a bowl and covered with water so that they don't turn brown. In the morning, just put all the vegetables (drained potatoes), meat, spices, peas, and water into the crock pot and turn on.
- You may have to adjust the times to suit your slow cooker. Times will vary with different brands of cookers (crockpots). Keep track of the settings and times you use for the various recipes to help gauge times for new recipes.
- If you like your soup thicker, once it is cooked, turn cooker to high, remove lid and simmer till desired consistency is reached. Stir occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
Using your slow cooker means you come home to a dinner that's ready to serve.
Quick and Easy! That's the way this Oma loves to cook!
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Oma's Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This slow cooker split pea soup is so quick to put together in the morning before you leave for the day. When you come home, and you're hungry, dinner's ready!
This tastes best if it's cooked with a ham bone. If you don't have that, smoked sausage or kielbasa work well too.
Slow Cook Time
8 - 10 hours
depends on slow cook time
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups (1 lb) split yellow or green peas, washed
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 4 cups potatoes, chopped
- meaty ham bone, smoked sausage, or kielbasa (optional)
- 8 cups water
- ⅛ tsp each dried savory and dried marjoram
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- optional: 1 bay leaf and ⅛ tsp cloves
- Put everything in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 - 10 hours,
- If you want the soup thicker, once it is cooked, turn cooker to high, remove lid and simmer till desired consistency is reached. Stir occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
- Season with extra salt and pepper if needed.
- Remove ham bone and bay leaf before serving. If there is any meat on the bone, remove it, dice it, and add it back to the soup. If you used sausage or kielbasa, remove and cut into pieces, and return to the soup.
- To make the soup extra special, only put about ½ cup chopped onions into the soup. The rest of the chopped onions are browned in butter and added to the soup just before serving.
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