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Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 600 Min
Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Split Pea Soup


  • -1 (16 oz.) bag dried split peas
  • -1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • -1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • -1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • -3 cups diced ham
  • -2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans chicken broth (3 1/2 cups)
  • -1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • -1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • -1 bay leaf
  • -1 (12 fl.oz.) can PET® Evaporated Milk


COMBINE dried peas, celery, carrot, onion and ham in slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth, garlic powder and ground thyme. Add bay leaf.

COVER and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours or on High 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaf. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook 5 minutes or until milk is heated through.

An additional can of chicken broth may be necessary when cooked on High.

For a thicker soup, puree 2 cups of cooked soup in blender. Stir back into remaining soup in slow cooker.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/6 of recipe), Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 510mg, Total Carbohydrate 60g (Dietary Fiber 21g, Sugars 17g), Protein 45g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 110%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 25%, Iron 25%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.