Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

Fix it and forget it is the way to go with this Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea soup! Warm, cozy and delicious for those chilly days. 

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

So since fall is right around the horizon and soup is something that I feel is a staple any time of the year I figured today I would share one of my absolute favorite soups in the world with you guys. 

This Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup is creamy, flavorful and filling. I find this soup to be one of the most filling soups I make. It really does warm you to the soul which puts it right up there as being one of my favorite foods. 

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

If you love one pan meals, then you’ll adore this dump and go one. That’s why I love slow cooker recipes, you can dump everything in one place and then set a timer and once it’s done you have an amazing meal without the hassle. Score. 

So let’s break this hearty thing down shall we? We’ve got carrots, celery, onions, split peas, seasonings, ham and to top it all off I’ve added bacon to give it a little crunch and more delciois flavor. And if you’re like me, you can attest that everything is better with bacon!! 

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

Crank that baby on low for 8 hours and patiently wait. Or if you were like me and didn’t think ahead and you realized you needed to stay up until midnight to turn the slow cooker on so you didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night and deal with it. Yeah bad thinking on my part for sure. 

But in the end it was all worth it, I had my Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup and had the day go relax since I didn’t have to make supper since all the work was done for me!

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

 

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup
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Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 mins
 

Fix it and forget it is the way to go with this Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea soup! Warm, cozy and delicious for those chilly days.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 5 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 16 oz bag split peas
  • 1 16 oz ham steak, trimmed and diced into bite sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
Instructions
  1. In slow cooker combine your carrots, celery, onions, split peas, broth, water, ham, garlic powder and thyme.
  2. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.
  3. Remove lid and stir.
  4. Add in your bacon and parsley and mix to combine.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup 

6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Ham and Bacon Split Pea Soup

  1. Looks fab, but as I age, I’ve developed an aversion to thyme. Any other idea of a spice that would fit here? Thanks!

  2. Making this for dinner tomorrow after a day of riding .. I am tweaking the recipe with the addition of a parsnip and switching up the spice for oregano and red pepper flakes .. they make pea soup extra yummy !

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