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Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup is comforting, warm, and healthful. It is a nice appetizer or dinner, a good freezer meal, and easily prepared using the crockpot!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 408 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups cubed ham or leftover bone-in ham
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 pound dried split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups water


  • Garlic croutons
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Add oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the cubed ham or bone-in ham and sear it until golden brown.
  2. Transfer the ham to a 7quart or 8quart slow cooker.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot. Cover, then, set on HIGH to cook for about 4 hours, or on LOW to cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Discard the bay leaves.

  5. Serve hot and garnish with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 2010mg87%
Potassium 964mg28%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 20g83%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.