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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is a creamy and delicious family favorite. It’s classic comfort food!
Have you ever heard of the restaurant Pea Soup Andersen’s? Moving to southern California from Oregon meant that we spent a lot of time travelling up and down the 5 freeway to visit family. The huge windmill outside was a major landmark for our trip.
A few times in my life, we stopped for lunch or dinner at Pea Soup Andersen’s. It’s a destination restaurant for sure. I mean, what kind of place is famous for Split Pea Soup?!? Talk about a niche market. 😉 But hey, if you’ve perfected something, then lean into it!
If you don’t have a trip planned through the Central Valley of California, though, here’s another option: Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup. It makes a ton so it’s perfect for a big family! The fresh dill is a nice spin on a classic favorite. It’s creamy, thick, and delicious!
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Can I make Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup in the Crockpot Express instead?
What do I do if my soup has a layer of grease and fat on the top?
Depending on what kind of ham you use and how much fat was included, you may have some grease on top of the soup. There are a few ways to remove the fat so you don’t end up with greasy soup.
- Use a clean napkin or paper towel to carefully sop up the grease.
- Place a pieced of white bread on top of the fat to help absorb it.
- Allow the soup to cool a bit, and then put several ice cubes in the soup. The fat will harden around the ice and make it easy to lift out.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
- 1 lb dry split peas
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups ham cubed
- 1/2 cup vegetable or beef broth
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
- Add peas, water, ham, broth, onion, potato, garlic, salt and pepper to a slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 to 11 hours or high for 4-5 hours until peas and potatoes are tender.
- Mix well and stir in half and half and fresh dill.
- Serve immediately topped with fresh dill if desired.
Pressure Cooker instructions
- Cook onions on Brown/Saute to soften. Add all other ingredients except half and half and dill. Cook on Soup setting for 20 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes. Release remaining steam and open lid. Stir in half and half and dill. Serve.
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Would whole milk work if I don’t have Half n Half?
Nicole Burkholder says
Yes it will-it will just be a bit less creamy. You can also make your own half-n-half using a mixture of milk and heavy cream if you have that available.