Split Pea Soup (Slow Cooker)

You don’t have to love peas to love this slow cooker split pea soup.  I know because I don’t like peas, but I do honestly enjoy this soup.

Split Pea Soup (Slow Cooker) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

I first learned to like split pea soup when my husband bought me a pressure cooker. I made this soup for him, not intending to eat any, but it smelled so good that I gave it a try and have been eating it ever since.

I love how fast the pressure cooker is at cooking split pea soup, but the slow cooker is perfect for this soup which needs a lot of cooking. It’s one slow cooker meal that you don’t have to worry about overcooking. Leave it on low for 8 hours or more, and it will be just perfect.

This recipe is a little different than my pressure cooker version, but just as delicious. It’s a recipe that is easy to play with. You can adjust the amounts of vegetables, or try adding a little potato. You can vary the herbs and use ones you like best.

Split Pea Soup (Slow Cooker) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Split Pea Soup (Slow Cooker)
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 pound split peas
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2-3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ham, diced
  • 4 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Rinse and drain the peas. Add all ingredients except the salt and pepper to the slow cooker and gently stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low 8-9 hours or high 4 hours.
  3. Stir well. Remove the bay leaf and add salt and pepper to taste.


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  1. Elizabeth says

    This recipe sounds great! What brand of gluten free chicken broth do you use? I am newly diagnosed and still exploring products.

  2. Kerrie says

    Our family does not eat pork. Do you have any suggestions for a substitute
    for the ham? This looks delicious and I love the slow cooker!

  3. Michele Reeve says

    i love pea soup. We make it from scratch using the same ingredients, but for some strange reason I feel like I have been glutened. Are there others that also experience the same thing?

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