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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup made in the slow cooker with onion, carrots, celery, and herbs. A healthy and simple make-ahead meal for the cold weather months.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker, soup, split peas
Servings: 6
Author: Gabriella @ Nutritious Minimalist


  • 1 pound dried green split peas
  • 1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1.5 tsp salt, more to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • red chili flakes, to taste (optional)


  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Cook for 8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high, until the split peas are soft. Remove the bay leaf before serving.