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This Split Pea Soup Is Thick, Rich, Flavorful and Crock Pot Easy

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One of my favorite things to make for dinner on a cold winter day is a hearty soup, served with some fresh baked bread still steaming out of the oven.

This recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare and cooks effortlessly in your crock pot while you're at work. There's nothing quite like coming home after a long chilly day to a comforting bowl of soup. Not only is it easy but this recipe also makes a big batch and freezes well making it the perfect soup for lunch leftovers or busy weeknight dinners!

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Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 8 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

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Place dried split peas, ham, potatoes, carrots, and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour in chicken broth.

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Stir in bay leaf and parsley.

Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (or on high for 4 to 5 hours). Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

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