Split Pea Soup

3 Feb

Quick and easy Split Pea Soup

If you haven’t ever had split pea soup you must try it.  Don’t let the name scare you off! 🙂  This is delicious, nutritious, and quite inexpensive to make.  It takes a matter of minutes to throw this in the crockpot which is perfect for a busy day.

In a large crockpot combine:

  • 1 pound split peas
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 stalks celery (you can actually leave the leaves on)
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 t. minced garlic
  • 1/4 t. thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. cooked chicken or ham. 

Cook on low about 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.  Before serving puree with immersion blender.  You could also simmer on the stove for 3 hours if you don’t have a crockpot.  I think split pea soup is usually served with ham meat in it, but I found that this was just as good with chicken. 

Elijah loves Split Pea Soup! It was much easier to just let him drink his from a straw. 🙂

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