Hearty Split Pea Soup

This slow-cooker soup is the perfect meal to make during a busy workweek. When you get home, just add the milk...and supper is served!

Yield

9 servings

Ingredients

16 ounces dried split peas
2 cups diced fully cooked lean ham
1 cup diced carrots
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
5 cups boiling water
1 cup hot milk

Directions

In a slow cooker, layer the first nine ingredients in order listed (do not stir). Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk. Discard bay leaves before serving.

Nutritional Information

One serving (1 cup) equals 214 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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