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Crockpot Pea Soup

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I grew up eating pea soup, and it is one of my all time favorite foods. I make it a lot in the winter for an easy, healthy meal. And then I get most of the leftovers (since my family likes it…but not quite as much as I do). It is so easy to put in the crockpot first thing in the morning. Then at dinner time you’re all set.

Pair it with some muffins, bread or crackers. It is easy and very nutritious. Perfect!

Crockpot Pea Soup

1 lb. dried split peas (green, yellow or a combo of both, you can also replace some of the peas with lentils)
8 cups liquid (water and/or chicken broth)
nitrite/nitrate free ham or sausage (optional)
1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced (optional)
1/2 cup onion, diced (optional)
garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
ham bone (optional)

Rinse the peas. Combine all of the ingredients in the crockpot. Cook on high 7-12 hours (the longer it cooks the thicker it will get). Stir the soup once or twice while it is cooking. Add more water/broth if the soup gets too thick. Remove the ham bone before serving.

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