• Crock Pot Split Pea Soup (Vegetarian)

    This classic soup is a smoky vegetarian delight on a cold winter's night.

    This classic soup is a smoky vegetarian delight on a cold winter’s night.

    I don’t usually put specific tags in the titles of my posts, but I think it’s really important on this one. It should really say… Crock Pot Split Pea Soup  #noham but still #tastesyummy! Haha. I made those up. So this soup is hearty and delicious and still has a great smoky flavor, but doesn’t include the typical ham hock that you throw into the pot to add flavor to the broth.

    This soup will also freeze and/or reheat really well. Keep this recipe tagged if you are going to bring a dinner to friends (great meal for someone ill, new baby, new home, etc.). Note to self– you might think, oh I’ll just double it so I have some for me and some for someone else or later. But you are better off making two batches. You can’t really fit 8 cups of broth in most crock pots and the ratio in this recipe makes it the right thickness without crowding the pot. YES- this does give you permission to buy a new crock pot so you can double the batch easier! 🙂

    Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook Time: 5-6 hours on low

    Serves: 6


    1 c. dried split green peas

    2 carrots, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)

    4 parsnips, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)

    2 leafy stalks celery, diced (about a cup)

    1/2 sweet onion, diced

    3 cloves garlic, smashed

    4 c. vegetable broth

    1/2 t. each: dill weed, ground celery seed, smoked paprika

    1 t. dried parsley

    2 bay leaves

    1/4 t. salt

    1/8 t. ground white pepper


    1. Put all ingredients in crock pot.
    2. Cook on high for 5-6 hours.
    3. Remove bay leaves.
    4. Use an immersion blender to puree, if desired.
    5. Turn off crock pot and remove lid. Let cool and thicken in pot.


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