Smoky Ham and Split Pea Soup
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Serves: 8 servings (1½ cups each)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cups Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • ¾ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb 98% fat-free ham, finely chopped
  • 6 cups water
Instructions
  1. 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 8-9 hours.
  2. Discard bay leaf and coarsely mash soup to desired consistency, adding additional hot water to thin, if desired. Serve hot.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups Calories: 315 Fat: 3.3 Carbohydrates: 47.9 Sugar: 1.5 Sodium: 751 Fiber: 16.0 Protein: 24.9 Cholesterol: 20
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2015/10/slow-cooker-smoky-ham-and-split-pea-soup/