Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

When I have a left over ham bone (like I did from Easter dinner) I like to make either ham and bean soup or split pea soup. This year I went for split pea. This is an easy crockpot recipe and it tastes great. Split pea soup is not very photogenic, but it is hearty and yummy and tastes great with French bread or fresh rolls.

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

1 lb dried split peas
5 cans or 8 3/4 cups chicken broth
4 carrots, chopped
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped small
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
left over ham bone
about 2 cups diced ham
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt (less if you use table salt)
1 bay leaf

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove bay leaf and ham bone. Serve.

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