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Post Holiday Split Pea Soup With Leftover Ham

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Treat yourself to a big steaming bowl of this Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe from Anne Colagioia, as it is one of the heartiest healthy slow cooker soup recipes out there. Plus, this dish is a great way to use up leftover ham. This is one of the best slow cooker recipes for those on a gluten free diet.
  Onion 1 , peeled and diced
  Carrots 2 , diced
  Celery stalks 2 , diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Potatoes 2 Large, peeled and diced
  Split peas 1 Pound (Rinsed Then Sorted And Drained)
  Chicken broth/Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Ham 1 Pound, diced
  Bay leaves 2
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste


1. In the bottom of the crock pot, stir all of the diced vegetables together with 1 tablespoon of olive oil so that the veggies are all lightly coated.
2. Add the split peas and chicken broth or stock to the pot along with the bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Stir then add the ham directly into the center of the pot.
4. Cover and cook on high for 6 to 7 hours. Alternately you could cook it on low for 10 to 11 hours.
5. When the soup is finished it won’t look properly thickened yet until it’s been stirred. Remove the bay leaves.

6. Ladle into deep dish plates or large soup bowls.
7. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Quick
The best part about holiday cooking is the leftovers. Finding new ideas for those leftovers is not that easy. Watch Anne show us ways to convert leftovers into healthy and hearty meals for family and friends. She shares a lighter split pea soup recipe using leftover holiday ham made in a slow cooker. Since the ham is used like a condiment in the soup, it adds a ton of flavor without causing us to overindulge in the ham. The split peas and veggies boost the overall nutrition in the soup making it a meal that

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2942 Calories from Fat 340

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g59.1%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 313 mg104.3%

Sodium 5736.6 mg239%

Total Carbohydrates 425 g141.7%

Dietary Fiber 136.9 g547.4%

Sugars 62.6 g

Protein 236 g471.5%

Vitamin A 431.2% Vitamin C 250.1%

Calcium 54.6% Iron 166.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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