Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup


Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

Treat yourself to a big steaming bowl of this Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe from Anne Colagioia, as it is one of the heartiest healthy slow cooker soup recipes out there. Plus, this dish is a great way to use up leftover ham. This is one of the best slow cooker recipes for those on a gluten free diet.


If you are following a gluten free diet be sure to choose a gluten free chicken broth or stock for the recipe. If you would like the soup to have a smoother consistency instead of the way it was served in the photo, you can blend it with an immersion blender until it has reached the desired consistency.

For more gluten free recipes from Anne, be sure to check out her Featured Foodies profile page.

To see exactly how Anne makes this split pea soup recipe, watch this cooking video:

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time7 hr

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound split peas, rinsed then sorted and drained
  • 8 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 pound ham, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. In the bottom of the crock pot, stir all of the diced vegetables together with 1 tablespoon of olive oil so that the veggies are all lightly coated.
  2. Add the split peas and chicken broth or stock to the pot along with the bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir then add the ham directly into the center of the pot.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 6 to 7 hours. Alternately you could cook it on low for 10 to 11 hours.
  5. When the soup is finished it won’t look properly thickened yet until it’s been stirred. Remove the bay leaves and it’s ready to serve.

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