500g dried green split peas
2 diced carrots
1 chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
2 large ham bones
2 cups frozen peas
Rinse the split peas and place them in the slow cooker.
Add carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, and ham bones. Cover with about 10 cups of water.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the peas are soft and flavors well-blended.
Remove bay leaf and ham bones. Shred any meat from the bones and stir back into the soup.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Serving and Storage:
Serve hot, ideally on a cold winter’s day for a comforting experience.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for longer use.
Why Make This Soup?
Slow Cooker Pea & Ham Soup is more than just a meal; it’s a comforting journey that nurtures memories and warms the heart. Its simplicity, coupled with the ease of a slow cooker, makes it perfect for any occasion, from a casual family dinner to impressing guests. Embrace the warmth and comfort of this timeless dish and let it fill your home with joy and delicious flavors.