Posted: April 11 2020 in Recipes

It’s so easy peasy to make this delicious soup when you use leftover ham. All the ingredients are combined together in the slow cooker and ready in 8 hours.
2 cups dried green split peas
2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed into bite size pieces
1 large onion,  finely chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup of celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5 cups, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
Rinse the dried split peas and combine with all the other ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until peas are tender, approximately 8 hours.  Stir occasionally.   Add more water and cook longer if needed to create a creamier soup.  Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.