Split Pea Soup

 Split Pea Soup

Split pea

I love soup and I love split pea. I made this recently on a morning that was chilly and gave a good excuse to have soup even while it’s still summer out.

Autumn meals are the best. Crock pots smelling the home, soups, stews, casseroles and stroganoff. You can’t get much better than some delicious comfort food. The battle of your mind shouldn’t be the calories they hold, but rather the fact that winter is coming and we must store our chipmunk weight up for the winter. And behold, Fall is a great way to get that started. :)


  • 1 hamhock
  • 1 lb diced ham
  • 2-3 cups split peas (I prefer my soup thicker)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6-8 cups water

In a crock pot add everything together and give a good stir.

How easy is that? That’s why I LOVE crock pots. They are simple, delicious and seriously can’t get any easier than dumping everything together!

Let it all simmer for 6-8 hours. Your house will smell wonderful and you will be ecstatic that dinner is already made!

Split peas
Mixing quinoa, rice or couscous in with the soup for protein and to thicken it up, was the cure to getting him to eat soup.

sweetieHe’s all fueled up from the Pea and off to play he goes! :) 


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