Andersen's Split Pea Soup (Crock Pot Version) Copycat

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
10 mins
6 hrs

This came from the Los Angeles Times via Liz at It was a stove top soup, but the closest I've yet found to Anderson's which is a tradition in California. I modified it just a bit for the crock pot and made it a hair thicker to suit our tastes. You can also add bacon, ham, or ham hocks to enhance the flavor a bit.

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  1. Combine water, peas, celery, carrot, onion, thyme, red pepper and bay leaf in crock pot.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on low until split peas and vegetables are tender (anywhere from 6-8 hours).
  4. Press soup through fine sieve and reheat just to boiling point or use hand blender to smooth.