We had a wonderful ham on Christmas Day and I scored the ham bone that had lots of ham deliciousness still on the bone. So I decided to make Crock Pot Split Pea Soup from a recipe that my friend Lenore sent to me. OMFrickenG, is this the BEST split pea soup ever!! I know a lot of people who turn their nose up on Split Pea soup, maybe because it’s green and not the best looking soup. Are they ever missing something wonderful if they don’t try this soup, it smells wonderful, and the taste is beyond delicious!! Thanks Lenore for sharing this wonderful soup recipe!!!
Crock Pot Split Pea Soup
16 ounces dried split peas
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
1 cup diced or shredded carrots
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced (I probably used at least 4 cloves because I love garlic)
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
5 cups boiling water
1 cup hot milk
Layer the first nine ingredients, in the order listed (do not stir), in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in hot milk. Discard the bay leaves before serving.
I made a homemade loaf of honey wheat bread to go with this soup…yum, comfort food!!!