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Slow Cooker Yellow Split Pea Soup With Bacon

Homemade from scratch dried yellow split pea soup with naturally smoked Canadian extra thick cut bacon onion garlic celery carrots and smoked paprika in a slow cooker delicious fast healthy tasty easy made at home best simple perfect crockpot yellow dried split peas and bacon soup great source of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A, B, C, K potassium, beta-carotene, flavonoids, antioxidants, folic acid, manganese. Phosphorous, copper, allicin made from dried yellow split peas Canadian naturally smoked thick cut bacon fresh garlic onion celery carrots paprika and bay leaf ready to eat in about 6 hours

We are thrilled to share with you our slow cooker (crockpot) yellow split peas with bacon soup. We like this yellow split pea recipe version in a soup as opposed to thicker slow-cooked split peas. Check our green split pea with ham recipe for a thicker alternative.

Nutrient-Dense Soup

Our crockpot yellow split peas soup is a great source of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A, B, C, K potassium, beta-carotene, flavonoids, antioxidants, folic acid, manganese, phosphorous, copper, and allicin. We drain the bacon to reduce the fat and calories in this soup. This soup is also great for weight management as the yellow split peas are fiber dense food that will keep you fuller for longer.

Stove-top Soup

We love our slow cooker (crockpot) yellow split peas with bacon soup made in the slow cooker. It blends the spices and tastes super delicious. We also don’t have to worry about the soup burning on the bottom. However, if you do not have a crockpot (also known as a slow cooker), you can make this soup on the stove-top.

The steps are as follows:

  • Saute the bacon in a large stockpot and drain
  • Add the onions and saute them for 5 min
  • Add the remaining of the veggies
  • Season and add water/stock to the pot
  • Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 1-2 hours until split peas are done
  • Stir frequently to prevent the soup burning on the bottom of the pot

We highly encourage you to get one a slow cooker for your home as the food is extremely delicious when slow-cooked. I cannot imagine my life without a slow cooker.

Split Peas With Bacon Ingredients

Bacon

We love our yellow split pea with a bacon. You can also make the same soup with ham. We have made the soup in couple variations when it comes down to the bacon:

  • We fry the bacon until golden brown and then drain the fat. This is the healthier version of the soup which we like better
  • We also have made this soup without frying the bacon. We save several steps and time in making the soup by just adding the raw bacon to the slow cooker directly. The taste doesn’t really change that much at the end.

We love our naturally smoked thick cut Canadian bacon. It has a lot of meat and a superb flavor for our soup. You can also use other bacon as you have/like it.

Vegetables

In this soup, we use the most popular split peas veggies generally used in those types of soups – celery, onion, carrots, and garlic. In the video of this soup, we used cut up baby carrots. You can also add green leafy vegetables to boost nutrition. I can barely make my husband eat yellow split peas so it will be a stretch to add green leafy vegetables and expect him to eat it! On the flip side, I used bacon so that was a big coax for him to actually eat the soup. Gladly, the kids are a big fan of yellow split peas.

Seasoning

We love the smoked paprika seasoning for this soup. Also, the bay leaf makes the soup much tastier and we suggest if you are making this soup don’t skip on those two seasonings. Feel free to add more if you are used to specific seasonings when making split peas. We also try to cook with as little salt as possible. We use pink Himalayan salt. If you are using stock you may not need salt at all. We suggest adding salt and pepper to taste when the soup is served for better quantity control.

Stock

We do not use any stock for this soup. We think the taste is great as it is. The stock adds extra flavor to the soup but it also adds unhealthy ingredients when bought from the store. For example, the stock adds extra sodium. Hence, we just make this soup with plain old-fashioned water! If you do want to use stock, we suggest trying some chicken stock. The soup is great with vegetable stock too. We usually make our own stock as it is healthier than buying from the store. Just boil whatever stock you want to make (chicken meat for chicken stock, veggies for vegetable stock, etc) and add to the soup.

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Yellow Split Peas With Bacon Soup

Slow Cooker Yellow Split Pea And Bacon Soup Rich In Fiber, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, And Antioxidants.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Active Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Skill Level :Beginner
Gluten Free
Nut Free
Dairy Free
Course Lunch, Main Dish, Party Dish
Calories 331
Servings 8
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz bacon
  • 1 lb yellow split peas
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 onion yellow
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 tsp paprika seasoning
  • 1 dry bay leaf

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Wash hands with soap and water. Check out our article about how to wash hands properly
  • Gather all ingredients
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  • Gently rub produce under cold running water. Scrub firm produce with a clean vegetable brush under running  water.
  • Dice the 3 medium carrots
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  • Dice the 3 celery stalks
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  • Mince the 3 garlic cloves and chop 1 onion (yellow)
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  • Slightly defrost the bacon and cut up in pieces
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Cook the bacon

  • Over medium heat, saute the bacon
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  • Drain the bacon from the liquid
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  • Discard fat liquid. If you decide to keep the fat into the soup, just know it is high in fat and calories.
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Slow Cooker Cooking

  • Rinse 1 lb yellow split peas and add to the slow cooker in an even layer
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  • Add in layers the chopped 3 carrots, 1 yellow onion, 3 cloves garlic, 3 stalks celery, and the saute bacon.
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  • You can refrigerate (no more than 12 hours) at this point.
  • Season with 1 tsp paprika and 1 bay leaf
  • Optional: Season with pink Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Add 2 liters (or about 8 cups) warm water to the slow cooker.
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  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Or until the peas are soft.
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  • Enjoy!
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Video

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Notes

  • You can substitute some of the water with stock.
  • I make my own stock by boiling vegetables or meat.
  • You can use smoked paprika. It goes really well with the naturally smoked bacon
  • I like the Canadian bacon for this recipe. It is thick cut that is naturally smoked
  • I have done this soup without frying the bacon. It just has more fat than this version. If you opt for not frying the bacon, just add it to the soup directly without sauteing it over heat.
  • You can season the soup with salt and pepper while cooking, or after the soup is done.
  • We are extremely excited to announce we are now using the saferecipeguide.org guidelines to make our recipe safe-friendly. We will slowly be incorporating the safe recipe guidelines into our recipe instructions!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Yellow Split Peas With Bacon Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 755mg22%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 4107IU82%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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