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Healthy Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Healthy Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.

Ingredients

7
cups water
1
package (16 ounces) dried split peas (2 1/4 cups), sorted and rinsed
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
ham bone, 2 pounds ham shanks or 2 pounds smoked pork hocks

Directions

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except ham in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add ham.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until peas are tender.
  • 3 Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham into soup. Stir well before serving.
Tips  

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Save the leaves from the celery to use for dressing up bowls of this hearty soup.

Split peas are a variety of pea grown specifically for drying. Look for them with the dried beans and lentils in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
830mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
16g
64%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
28g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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