Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Serve with crusty French bread.

Servings: 8

1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
2 cups ham, diced or 1 meaty ham bone
1 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 tablespoon salt (to taste-definitely reduce if not using water)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 quarts hot water

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order listed. Pour in water. Do not stir! Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until peas are very soft and ham falls off bone.

Remove bones and bay leaf. Serve.

Per Serving: 252 Calories; 2g Fat (8.4% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 21g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 1309mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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