Slow Cooker Pea Soup
These split pea soup recipes will become winter staples -- and crockpot versions are the best! These easy crockpot-style split pea soup recipes take minutes to assemble. Then let them simmer unattended as they release amazing aromas throughout your kitchen.See Popular Slow Cooker Pea Soup Recipes
The classic pairing of mild split peas and rich ham come together in a delicious slow-cooker version.
What's not to love about this slow cooker split pea soup recipe? It takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and it cooks on the low-heat setting of your slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours, making it the perfect recipe to throw together before you leave for work in the morning. And when you get home?
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Slow cooker recipes
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