Use your slow cooker to create this tasty vegetarian soup. If you like a little kick, a few drops of hot sauce does the trick.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse split peas. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine the split peas, chicken broth, water, corn, red peppers, chiles, cumin, oregano, and thyme. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Cool 10 minutes.

  • Transfer 2 cups soup to a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Return pureed soup to the slow cooker. Add the cream cheese spread to cooker; whisk or stir into soup until cream cheese is melted. If necessary, cover and cook about 5 minutes or until heated through.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

222.4 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 7.7g 31% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 20mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 423.9IU 9% DV; vitamin c 38.7mg 65% DV; folate 89.9mcg 23% DV; calcium 61.6mg 6% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 41.1mg 15% DV; potassium 541.7mg 15% DV; sodium 456mg 18% DV.

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Yummy. I used veggie stock since I'm a vegetarian and green split peas since my store didn't have yellow. At first I forgot to puree any of the soup and it was very blah. When I remembered I vitamixed half of the soup which made a nice velvety consistency to mix with the remainder of the soup. Read More