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You're really missing out if you've never tried Split Pea Soup. It may not look real pretty, but it's a scrumptious lunch or dinner for less than $0.90 per serving!

Split Pea Soup

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Keyword fall, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb. dried split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 4 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1 lb. ham diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp malt vinegar


  1. Put everything into a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Our Best Bites

Serves 10-12 as a side dish. As a main course, it serves around 8.

This is great with homemade croutons and hot-pressed sandwiches.