I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about split pea soup. It doesn’t sound very appealing and it definitely doesn’t look appealing. However, it’d been awhile since I’d done anything in the crockpot, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’ll admit, there are still more appealing looking meals out there. A large bowl of green soup isn’t top pretty. But the rich and delicious flavor of the soup more than makes up for it. I love how simple it was to put together. Just stick it all in the crockpot and turn it on. Once you’re ready to serve it, just use an immersion blender to puree it to your desired consistency. This is a great way to use up the ham bone from the Sunday dinner. What I really loved about this whole meal was how easy it was to to make! Everything went in the crockpot in the morning and got turned on. In the evening, all I had to do was puree it and decide what sides to serve with it. If you want to make it a little prettier, add a few pieces of chopped ham to the top of the bowl, or add a little sour cream to make it a little more creamy.
- 16 oz dried split peas
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 2 ham bone
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp garlic minced
- 1 cup carrot chopped
- Light sour cream for garnish optional
- additional chopped ham for serving if desired
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 8-10 hours.
Remove the ham bone and puree to desired consistency with an immersion blender.
Serve hot with sour cream and additional ham, if desired.
Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup.
Each serving = 2 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 85 calories; 2g fat; .7g saturated fat; 7.7g carbohydrate; 3.2g sugar; 8.3g protein; 2.1g fiber