WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon
(174 calories | 6 2 2 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Cold winter weather and hearty slow cooker soups are made for each other, don't you think?
When the temperatures get frost,y my mind turns to thick satisfying soups.
I realize living here in Phoenix I've become a cold weather wuss. I shiver just remembering the long, cold dark winters spent in the northeast and midwest, where my love of soup was born.
Classic Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup is a longtime favorite.
But I have Mom to thank for this Split Pea and Tomato Soup with Bacon, which caught her eye in the December 2013 issue of Woman's Day.
This is a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of soup perfect for a chilly day. And the split peas can take lots of hours of slow cooking to break down and become creamy, so it's a great choice when you're facing a long day.
We really enjoyed this low fat split pea soup with bacon and tomato, especially when scattered with croutons, crumbled bacon and chopped parsley, as the recipe suggests.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Soup?
According to my calculations, each serving has 174 calories and:
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon
- 4 thick slices smoked bacon, or turkey bacon
- 1 can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes with juices
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 5 cups water
- Salt and pepper
- 1-½ cups green split peas
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- Croutons, chopped crisp bacon and chopped parsley, if desired, for serving
- Microwave the bacon slices on high for 3 minutes.
- In a large slow cooker (5- or 6-Quart), combine the tomatoes with their juices, mustard, water, and ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.
- Add the partially cooked slices of bacon along with the split peas, garlic, carrots, celery, onion and thyme. Stir well to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, until the peas have broken down and are tender.
- Remove and discard the bacon slices and thyme.
- Leave chunky or puree the soup to whatever consistency you like with a stick blender.
- Serve topped with croutons, chopped crisp bacon, and chopped parsley, if desired.
- Makes about 7 cups.
Source: Adapted from Woman's Day
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like slow cooker low fat split pea soup with bacon, you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Ham Split Pea Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Cabbage with Chicken Apple Sausage (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Simply Filling Bean Cabbage Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon (The Lemon Bowl)
- Split Pea Soup with Garlic Toasts (Weight Watchers)
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