Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe


It is that time of the month again, to reveal our Secret Recipe Club recipe (maybe I should reword that opening statement!) . I decided to go with her Crockpot Split Pea Soup Recipe.  

Split Pea soup has always been a favorite of mine, and fortunately most of my kids like it too.  

split pea soup recipe

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

I am a sucker for Split Pea soup and it seems that no two recipes I have come across are the same. When I saw Grandma Loy’s Split Pea Soup recipe I thought of my own Grandmother who used to make this for us as well

No Effort Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

I improvised a little bit as I just dumped everything into the Crockpot in the am, emulsified the soup with a blender about 2 hours before serving and let it stay in the crockpot until we were all home for dinner

I also used the Knorr Chicken Stock Concentrate because I had some on hand. I usually use the low sodium broth but I added a little more water to compromise!

5 tips for making soup in a crock pot:

  1. Don’t overfill the crock pot: Soup tends to expand as it cooks, so leave some space at the top of the crock pot to avoid overflow. A good rule of thumb is to fill the crock pot no more than two-thirds full.
  2. Brown meat before adding it to the crock pot: Browning meat like beef, chicken, or sausage before adding it to the crock pot can enhance the flavor and texture of your soup.
  3. Layer ingredients properly: Layering ingredients properly in your crock pot can help ensure even cooking. Start with the densest ingredients, like root vegetables and meat, at the bottom, and layer softer ingredients, like leafy greens, on top.
  4. Use low-sodium broth: Broth is a key ingredient in many soups, but it can also be high in sodium. Opt for low-sodium broth or make your own to control the amount of salt in your soup.
  5. Don’t overcook your soup: Different types of soups require different cooking times, but as a general rule, most soups should cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours. Overcooking can result in mushy vegetables and a loss of flavor. Test for doneness by checking the tenderness of the vegetables and the consistency of the soup.

Verdict on converting a soup recipe into a crock pot recipe

Great flavor and we all love the smoothness once it is blended. My husband actually asked how much creme was in the recipe. So if you don’t need the flavor of Ham in your split pea soup this is a great alternative.

slow cooker soup

slow cooker soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

A souped easy soup recipe that you just dump everything into your crock pot.


  • Split Pea Soup from Woman's Day
  • 1 lb. split peas, green or yellow (2 1/4 c.)
  • 5 c. water
  • 1 can, 14 oz. chicken broth or 2 c. water and 1 T. instant chicken bouillon or soup base
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 2 med. carrots, chopped
  • 2 lg. cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t. thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 3/4 t. salt, I omit if using the instant bouillon


  1. Pour peas into pie tin or other flat surface to check that there are no rocks or other foreign objects in with the peas. Put the peas in a 4-qt. pot. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 90 minutes or until peas are soft. Stir occasionally. Makes 6 servings.
  2. (Close to Home's crock pot recipe: Just dump all ingredients into the crock pot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Emulsify with a hand blender and then continue to heat until serving.) I stirred it every so often at the end as it started to get thick in crock pot.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 1184mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 8gSugar 5gProtein 9g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.


Check out my other SPLIT PEA SOUP RECIPE handed down from my Grandmother, and uses a ham hock.


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  1. We used to eat Split Pea all the time growing up! I use my crock pot daily almost! I couldn’t live without it, and currently I own two which are often cooking at the same time!

  2. Crock pot soups are perfect for fall and winter. Nice job

  3. I just love Split Pea Soup and this is a great recipe, it looks awesome! Great selection for the SRC.
    Miz Helen

  4. Yum I love soup in the Winter. Yours looks delicious! Can’t wait to check out the rest on the linky especially the sweet potato chips!

  5. While I LOVE soup…not a pea person!! lol But I am going to try an make a soup in my crockPot. thanks for the info!!

  6. Sounds good, especially since the weather is getting cooler.

  7. Split pea soup, a great memory from my childhood. My dad used to travel a lot, so my mom would frequently fall back on Campbell’s soups for dinner. Split pea soup was one of my frequent choices. I have been meaning to make some homemade split pea soup for some time and now, thanks to you and Loy, I have a tried and true recipe.

  8. Surprise, we had each others’ blogs for Secret Recipe Club. I didn’t know they did that. I am so glad that you like the soup. It is one of my hubby’s favorites. I have never used a slow cooker to make it, but I will have to give that a try. A version of your 123 Cookies is what I made. I was just about to leave a comment on that post when I saw this one. Great recipe, and I will be making it again and again. I love the diversity of your blog, and will be dropping by for Friday Food Frenzy. Thanks for sharing.

  9. YUM! Love Split Pea Soup! Great for winter time 🙂

  10. I am the only one in the house who loves Split Pea.. It looks delicious !! Ham Hocks in soup are fabulous !!

  11. I looooooove split pea soup, and this one looks so yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. This looks really yummy – I’ll keep it on hand for a cool Winter day!

  13. The split pea soup does look pretty good

  14. Perfect for the winter, nice and heavy. Just love any soup in the crock.

  15. I don’t personally like split pea soup, but the recipe sounds amazing!!

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