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World's Best Split Pea Soup with Bacon Bits

This slow cooker split pea soup with bacon is the ultimate comfort food!

By: April from Mama Loves Food
Worlds Best Split Pea Soup with Bacon Bits
World's Best Split Pea Soup with Bacon Bits
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You just have to try the World's Best Split Pea Soup with Bacon Bits. This split pea soup recipe is better than any of the split pea soup recipes you've tried in the past -- no kidding. Even if you're not usually a fan of split pea soup, this is the recipe that will change your mind. The secret is in the slow cooking. Dried split peas, chicken stock, ham hocks, and chopped onion and carrots makes this soup extra flavorful and so comforting. Garnish this soup with crispy bacon bits or diced ham, and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Time HIGH6 hr

Slow Cooker Time LOW10 hr

Cooking MethodSkillet

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By far the best pea soup I have ever made. My store didn't have ham hocks so I used a ham shank, which I believe gave us more meat. My DH gave it "10" stars and I shared it with neighbors who also loved it. We didn't garnish it with anything except some fresh ground black pepper and it was awesome. Only pea soup I will ever make again!

Call me uninformed or call me crazy, but this is the first time I have seen bacon bits in pea soup. I must be living under a rock. This seems like the best thing since sliced bread. I enjoy visiting this site because I can always (!) find something good, cheap and easy to make for dinner.

I like this pea soup since it is very comforting, and easy to throw together in the slow cooker with very little fuss. I had cooked a large spiral sliced ham for my guests over the holidays, and had a lot of leftovers, so I cubed up some of the leftover meat and used it in this soup recipe the week after. I used the center bone from the ham in place of the ham hocks that the recipe calls for, and it turned out delicious.


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