Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ground Turkey Recipe

A tasty & creamy bowl of comfort goodness!
Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ground Turkey picture


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time6 Hr 0 Min
Ready In6 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Ground turkey1⁄4 Pound
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
 Red pepper flakes1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Fresh thyme sprig3
 Bay leaves2
 Carrots4 , medium diced to make 2 cups
 Russet potatoes3 Small, peeled, diced to make 1 cup
 Diced celery stalks1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Dried split green peas1 Pound, rinsed
 Frozen peas1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed in warm water (whole, plus more for garnish)
 Chicken stock/Vegetable stock3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs) (use 5 cups if omitting stock)
 Kosher salt/Sea salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (plus more for Turkey)
 Freshly ground black pepper1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 372 Calories from Fat 31

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.3%

Saturated Fat 0.9 g4.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 18.5 mg

Sodium 734.6 mg30.6%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.4%

Dietary Fiber 23.4 g93.8%

Sugars 12.8 g

Protein 29 g58.3%

Vitamin A 143.9% Vitamin C 23.5%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Salt & Pepper your ground turkey to taste. Form it into a hamburger patty and grill or fry it until medium rare, about 4-5 minutes per side. Set aside and allow to cool.
Tie the thyme and bay leaves together in kitchen twine and place it, along with all the other ingredients, including the turkey patty, into a slow cooker for about 6 to 8 hours on low until the peas and veggies are tender.
Discard the herb bundle. Remove the turkey patty and chop it into small pieces. Set aside.
Using an emersion blender purée about half the soup; OR carefully place half the soup (in batches) into a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Pour the purée and ground turkey back in with the remaining soup. Gently stir to combine.
Ladle into bowls, garnish with a few whole peas, croutons or oyster crackers, or perhaps crispy tortilla strips and a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream.