Post Holiday Split Pea Soup With Leftover Ham Recipe Video

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.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Onion1 , peeled and diced
 Carrots2 , diced
 Celery stalks2 , diced
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Potatoes2 Large, peeled and diced
 Split peas1 Pound (Rinsed Then Sorted And Drained)
 Chicken broth/Chicken stock8 Cup (128 tbs)
 Ham1 Pound, diced
 Bay leaves2
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2565 Calories from Fat 296

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g51.1%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g37%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 313 mg

Sodium 5733.6 mg238.9%

Total Carbohydrates 424 g141.4%

Dietary Fiber 138.2 g552.7%

Sugars 65.3 g

Protein 241 g482.8%

Vitamin A 417.6% Vitamin C 236.5%

Calcium 29.7% Iron 126.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet



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.

Editors Review

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