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pea soup in a white bowl

Slow Cooker Pea Soup with Potatoes and Ham

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword ham, slow cooker, Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb bag dried split peas
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes, I use russets and keep the skins on
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth


  • Place peas in the bottom of the slow cooker. 
  • Next, add the ham, carrots, onion, celery, and potatoes. Add salt, pepper, and thyme. Add water and broth. 
  •  Allow soup to cook on low 8 hours.  Gently stir the soup till all ingredients are evenly mixed. Season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.