I love split pea soup! What can I say, I am French Canadian after all!! 🙂 I’ve wanted to make pea soup for a while, and after coming across an easy crock-pot recipe, I had no more excuses! I put all the ingredients in the crockpot, and ate waaaay too much for supper. It’s just that good! 🙂
I didn’t cook the soup with ham, but I did add some small pieces in the end . I also don’t have an immersion blender, so I put the soup through the blender, but only blended a bit so it was still chunky. (Omit ham for a vegetarian dish.)
It’s a very easy, healthy, and cheap recipe. Served with yummy fresh bread = yum! It’s going to become a staple in this house, I think! Try it for yourself!
Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup
Put all the ingredients in the crock-pot. If desired, add the ham hock during cooking and discard before serving. Cover and cook on low about 8 hrs or on high about 4 hrs.
Use an immersible hand blender, or transfer soup to the blender, to make the soup more creamy. I only blend a little bit to cream some of the peas, yet leave some intact and chunky. I like that combination.