Recipe Wednesday: Split Pea Soup

Tell me. Is there anything better than a hot, thick bowl of soup on a cold winter day? No, there isn’t. That’s why today I’m sharing with you my recipe for split pea soup, which slow cooks all day and gives you a hearty bowl full of vegetables that goes perfectly with a chunk of crusty bread.

This recipe is adapted from A Taste of Home, and can be made with or without ham. You can also use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. It also freezes great!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb split green peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 2 cups fully-cooked ham, cut into cubes (optional) (can sub diced potatoes)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1-2 tsp liquid smoke (start small, add more as needed) OR smoked paprika
  • 1 carton chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water

Directions:

Place all ingredients in slow cooker. stirring to combine. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until peas are tender. 

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