Now that it’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here, it’s time to pull out one of my favorite soup recipes of all time. Even if you’re not a very confident chef (like me), you can knock this recipe out of the park because it is THAT easy. I’m not even sure this technically qualifies as cooking, but no one but you needs to know and that’s all that matters! I recently had family from Croatia visiting and I made this soup and my cousin’s husband declared that I am now officially allowed to get married because I know how to cook like a real wife should. LOL. As long as my fiancé is fine with eating Split Pea Soup once a week I guess he’s right. 😉

What You’ll Need



1lb dried split peas – rinsed

2 ham shanks

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup chopped yellow onion

2 stalks celery – chopped

2 cloves garlic – minced

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

Pepper to taste

6 cups low sodium chicken broth


Add ingredients to crockpot in order listed above and cook on high for 5 hours. Take out ham hocks to remove meat from the bone and cut into small pieces. Add meat back to soup, stir, and serve!

***The ham hocks are naturally high in sodium so I never add any extra salt to the recipe, but feel free to add to your taste. My fiancé loves to add red pepper flakes so that’s another idea!



xo, Ashley

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