Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

I was that weird kid who loved split pea soup as a kid! I practically lived on it in college because a dollar bag of split peas could get me through a week of dinners. Now there’s a little more variety in my diet (haha) but I still love me a steaming bowl of this stuff.

It is ridiculously easy and packed with fiber and plant-based protein plus even more protein if you decide to include ham.

This recipe is obviously for a crock pot but you can also cook it in a pot on the stove if that’s better for you! Just bring everything to a boil and then simmer on low heat until the split peas are soft.

Either way you make it, it’s a great make-ahead meal and freezes well!

Fueling notes:

  • This recipe has 6 servings.
  • Per serving (not including ham), this recipe packs 50 g of carbs, 19g of protein, and 1 g of fat, and 20 g of fiber
  • Pre-workout: have at least 2 hours before your session to give you enough time to digest. Add extra carbs or have a pre-session carb snack if possible.
  • Post-workout: ideally this recipe would have 10-30 extra grams of carbs for a 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. Have post-workout meal within 1-2 hours of your session.

The Stuff

  • 1 lb of split peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1-2 cups of diced ham (and/or a ham bone)
  • Optional: Parmesan cheese to sprinkle

The Steps

  1. Put everything except Parmesan cheese in a crock pot
  2. Cook on high for at least 4 hours

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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