Split pea and ham soup is a longtime family favorite. It makes a healthy satisfying delicious meal, perfect on a cool fall or winter evening. It’s chock full of good-for-you ingredients including – split peas, onions, carrots and celery – and is very high in fiber so it will keep you full for hours. It’s a wonderful way to use up a leftover ham bone too.
Split Pea and ham soup is a perfect recipe for the Slow Cooker. Just combine everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. How easy is that?
Here’s the recipe I used for split pea soup this week with the leftover ham bone from a spiral cut ham I cooked for Christmas. (If you don’t have a ham bone, you can use a ham hock instead, or skip the ham bone altogether.)
I’ve also searched the web and found several more delicious split pea and ham soup recipes and calculated their weight watcher pointsplus values. Enjoy!
- 2-1/4 cups (16 ounces) dried split peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 leftover ham bone or ham hock
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups fat free chicken broth
- 4 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 cup cooked diced ham
- In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients except the diced ham. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until peas are tender. Stir well.
- Remove the ham bone and bay leaves and then stir in the diced ham.
More Split Pea & Ham Soup Recipes with Weight Watchers Points Plus Values
Split Pea, Ham and Barley Soup – Hearty and satisfying with 8 Weight Watchers Points+ found at Skinny Kitchen
Gina’s Split Pea Soup with Ham – Simple, healthy and delicious with 4 WW Points+ from Skinny Taste.
Simple Split Pea and Ham Soup – Hearty, warming and filling with 4 WW Points+ found at Taste of Home
Vegetable Beef Mushroom Barley Soup – A healthy hearty soup recipe for the slow cooker
Slow Cooker Lentil & Chicken Sausage Stew – a simple and delicious slow cooker soup with 5 WW Points+
Slow Cooker Mexican Meatball Soup – Easy, healthy, hearty and delicious mexican style soup
Spicy Slow Southern Style Vegetarian Black Eyed Peas - not soup, but a wonderful healthy southern side dish
Skinny Potato Leek Soup – easy and delicious with 4 WW PointsPlus Value