Crock Pot Split Pea Soup (Vegetarian)
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
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
- Put all ingredients in crock pot.
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours.
- Remove bay leaves.
- Use an immersion blender to puree, if desired.
- Turn off crock pot and remove lid. Let cool and thicken in pot.