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Slow Cooker Smoky Ham And Split Pea Soup

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Slow Cooker Smoky Ham And Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Smoky Ham And Split Pea Soup

MAKES: 8 Servings
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours 15 Minutes

Recipe adapted from
Original publication date January 3, 2022


1 lb. dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
1‚ÄČ 1/2 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potatoes
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped peeled carrot
1 large bay leaf
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 lb. smoked ham hocks
6 cups water
1/2 cup light sour cream


Layer peas and next 9 ingredients (through ham) in order listed in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Gently pour 6 cups water over top. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove ham hocks from slow cooker. Remove meat from bones, and cut into bite-sized pieces; discard skin and bones. Discard bay leaf.

Coarsely mash soup to desired consistency, adding additional hot water to thin, if desired. Stir in chopped ham. Divide soup evenly among 8 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

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