- 1 (16-oz) pkg. dried green split peas, rinsed
- 2 cups diced ham (I use Hambone)
- 3 carrots, peeled, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery plus leaves, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh pepper
- 1-1/2 qts. hot water
Layer ingredients in crockpot
Pour in water, do not stir
Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
Remove bay leaf. Serve garnished with croutons.
This soup freezes well