Crockpot split pea soup is without a doubt, one of the easiest meals to make! Let your crockpot do the work and start this protein-packed and filling soup in the morning so that dinner is ready and waiting for you when you need it!
Crockpot split pea soup with ham
This recipe is super versatile and quite a filling meal!
It’s the perfect candidate to use up a leftover ham bone.
While the recipe below adds in the ham at the end, if you have a leftover ham roast that includes a ham bone, definitely add that into the crockpot.
Serve with delicious cast iron skillet cornbread!
Ingredients in split pea soup
- split peas
- homemade chicken bone broth (or store-bought)
- sea salt
- dried rosemary
- bay leaf
How to make it
This is truly a dump and go crockpot recipe!
To make this meal combine all the ingredients except for the ham in a crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
To serve, remove the bay leaf and stir in the ham.
Can you make this split pea soup vegan?
Split pea soup is already loaded with protein making it a great meal to turn vegan. Simply omit the ham and add ½ tsp liquid smoke in with the ingredients. The liquid smoke offers up some of that flavor that you’d get from adding ham or bacon in.
If you use chicken broth, substitute in vegetable broth.
Best way to store leftovers
The best way to store leftover soup is to let it cool fully, then place it in a food storage container in the fridge. This soup will keep for up to 7 days in the fridge.
Check out my favorite food storage options!
Can you freeze it?
Yes! Split pea soup and soups in general freezer really well. Cool the soup and place it in a freezer bag. Label and date and freeze for up to 6 months! Simply defrost in the fridge and then warm in a pot on the stove. Add a little broth in while you warm the soup if it’s extra thick.
More soups to try
Crockpot Split Pea Soup
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 lb split peas
- 8 cups homemade chicken bone broth (or store bought)
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp dried rosemary
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 8 oz ham, diced
- Combine all the ingredients except for the ham in a crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- To serve, remove the bay leaf and stir in the ham.
If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!
*Originally published in February 2011. Updated December 2020.*
I love all of the whole wheat products and the biscuits look amazing Heather and a split pea soup? What a great dishes to have for a meal.
PS: I am having a split pea soup for lunch 🙂
Have a great weekend.
I had it for lunch today too!
omg those biscuits!! Insane! YUM!
My heart just stopped! I love biscuits! My mom makes the best buttermilk biscuits ever and I love them! How gorgeous are these….yum!
Buttermilk biscuits are delicious. My dad is in charge of those. His always turn out amazing, I just can’t stop eating them!
Oh man I haven’t had biscuits forever!
I love split pea soup-fast,cheap, and oh so tasty. Love that mug you have it in:)
This also gives me an excuse to break out the crock pot that I have never used:(
What a cute doggie!! Congrats on his weightloss. My nemo (cat) needs to lose a few himself. Maybe I should get him a kitty backpack to where around the house. I’m not joking either!!
Have a great weekend!!
That would be cute! I’ve never seen them for cats. Although our cat is bigger than some dogs so maybe a backpack for toy dogs would work.
Yay for no more doggie rolls 🙂 Hehe!
The split pea looks delicious! Love that it’s made ALL in the crock pot! Vegetarian too 🙂
Hehe, yeah he didn’t have too many rolls being part grey hound and all. Now we’ve just gotta work on our kitty… 16 pounds make him a big boy!
Those biscuits look right up my street; carrot AND coconut?! Winner 🙂
Food-related memory trigger is the smell of marmalade cooking. My mum used to make it at about this time every year and the smell of it cooking takes me straight back to coming in from school on a freezing day to a lovely warm kitchen, mmmmm.
The weird thing is, I don’t even like marmalade! But that smell… 🙂
Yeah my husband told me that smell triggers memory too!
Oh my gosh! I love your muffin recipe! Do you think I could make them with almond milk?
Totally favoriting this page! 😀
Yup I bet so! The coconut milk I used came from a carton so the consistency would be more similar to almond milk than thicker coconut milk from a can.
Okie Dokie! Thanks! 🙂
I made them. They are FABULOUS!!! 😀
So glad you liked them!!
Congrats to your puppers on the weight loss ;). mmm split pea soup is one of my most favorite soups. Looks great! I did a crock pot soup tonight too- fantastic!
Both the soup and the biscuits look amazing!
Since its summer here, we might have to wait a little on making the soup, but I happen to have some fresh carrots in the fridge right now! =D
Summer? Where’s that at? I’d love more sunshine, it’s freezing cold here.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those biscuits look fabulous…anything with carrots is bound to be a fave for me! ANd I love split peas soup….the flavor that the addition of liquid smoke gives it out of this world! Love that smokey flavor 🙂
The biscuits look delicious! One of my favorite memory foods is monkey bread (or pinch me cake, as we call it at my house). We always had it Christmas morning.
Oh heavens, I’m in love with your easy carrot cookies recipe!! Though we don’t have carton coconut milk in Australia, so I s’pose I’ll be *forced* to use super rich coconut milk from a can 😉
I bet the rich coconut milk would be amazing in these. You’ll have to let me know!
Yum! What a perfect, simple, comforting meal 🙂
I love using my crock pot, and I literally use it every day because I get home late. I shall definitely try this recipe 🙂
Everyday reallly? You must have a ton of great crockpot recipe!
You are talking my language with those biscuits! Carrots are coming fast and furious from local farms in TX right now so I am always on the lookout for savory carrot recipes! Also love the idea of leftovers for breakfast – what could be easier or yummier on the go??? Really enjoyed looking around your blog and I’ll be back! Thanks for delicious healthy inspiration! (Your pup is adorable!)
Yummy on the go is the way for me! I used the final biscuit in an egg and spinach sandwich and it mighty delicious… not that I had any doubt about it.
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