Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon
5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon

Hearty and satisfying this slow cooker split pea soup with bacon and tomato is a deliciously different take on a wintertime comfort food classic.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 7
Calories: 174
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1-1/2 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

Instructions

  • 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 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 cup without toppings
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 cup without toppings)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.8g1%
Carbohydrates 31.2g10%
Fiber 12.5g50%
Protein 11.5g23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot split pea soup, low fat split pea soup