Slow Cooker Creamy Split Pea Soup with Spicy Croutons - this homemade soup recipe is one of my favorite easy crock pot recipes and pure comfort food!

Split Peas Soup with Spicy Croutons

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Renee

Ingredients

Split Pea Soup

  • 1 cup dried split peas
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 2 celery stalks - sliced
  • 3 tbs heavy cream

Spicy Croutons

  • 3 slices of bread
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

Instructions

Soup Instructions

  • Put split peas into slow cooker
  • Cover with water (make sure that the water is more than covering the peas)
  • Cook on low for 4 hours (or high for 2)
  • Heat cast iron pan
  • Add oil
  • Saute celery until translucent.
  • Add split peas from slow cooker
  • Add salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Let simmer on low for 10 - 15 minutes; Keep an eye so that water does not dry out
  • Crush split peas to desired consistency
  • Add heavy cream and stir
  • Pour soup into bowls
  • Top with croutons
  • Serve

Crouton Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut bread slices into bite size pieces.
  • Toss with olive oil, black pepper, salt and red pepper flakes
  • Lay out on baking sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes