French Canadian Split Pea Soup, Slow Cooker

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 6h
Ready In

"Must soak peas overnight just like beans, if you cant find yellow use green"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (256.6 g)
  • Calories 219.3
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1396.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 17.8 g
  • Calcium - 49.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

Peas must be prepared prior to assembling the soup. There are two ways that you can do this: a) Put the peas in a large bowl and fill the bowl with water. Make sure all the peas are covered by water. Allow the peas to soak for at least 12 hours. Note - I left mine to soak for 24 and had to add more water.

Step 2

After soaking, rinse the peas well. Put the peas into your slow cooker. Add 7 cups of water, the ham bone, carrots, potato, celery, bay leaf, thyme, savory

Step 3

Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 6-8 hours. Soup is ready when it is thick and bubbling.

Step 4

When the soup gets to this point, remove the ham bone (carefully so that you don't burn yourself), pick the meat off of the bone, cut into bite sized pieces and add back into the soup. Remove the bay leaf. Taste...season with salt and pepper as needed...

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made this exactly as per the recipe and thoroughly enjoyed this delicious thick and filling soup. Thank you dienia b, made for Alphabet Soup Game.

review by:
(9 Feb 2016)


Very good soup which we had with muffins. I used the ham hock options and less potatoes than indicated (using two potatoes - did not measure). Also the spices are different in the ingredients and the directions - I used the spices as listed in the ingredients. Very good soup! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(20 Jul 2015)