For those who don't like pork. This has a nice smoked flavor when you use a smoked turkey leg.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the split peas, water, smoked turkey legs, chicken broth, carrot, celery, potatoes, onion, garlic powder, oregano, and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Cover, set the cooker to High, and cook until the peas are tender and the soup is thickened, 4 to 5 hours. Discard bay leaves to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

613 calories; protein 63.1g; carbohydrates 49.1g; fat 17.5g; cholesterol 144.6mg; sodium 1740.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
We smoke our own turkeys for friends and gifts. so I had to take the last one out of the freezer and since there are only us 2. I had to do something with the leftover and this was great. After 5 hours it seemed really watery so I let it set in the cold garage over night and in the morning it was perfect. I had two bowls for breakfast while I was packaging it. The husband who only likes noodle type soup loved it. Will make it again....Thanks for something new to do with left over somked turkey. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2011
I think using cooked chicken (not smoked turkey) would probably have tasted better... and less bones to deal with. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
We smoke our own turkeys for friends and gifts. so I had to take the last one out of the freezer and since there are only us 2. I had to do something with the leftover and this was great. After 5 hours it seemed really watery so I let it set in the cold garage over night and in the morning it was perfect. I had two bowls for breakfast while I was packaging it. The husband who only likes noodle type soup loved it. Will make it again....Thanks for something new to do with left over somked turkey. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Just made it - it's perfect! I left out the potatoes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2011
I think using cooked chicken (not smoked turkey) would probably have tasted better... and less bones to deal with. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2013
This was way too salty I'll use mostly water instead of broth next time unless I have homemade. We added thyme and black pepper. Next time we'll just use 1 leg (1.5 lbs) and strip the flesh off first it's way easier to when it's cold instead of steaming hot. Nutritious and filling we'll make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2011
This was as good if not better than my mom's recipe! I followed the directions exactly except I cut off the meat from the bone and added it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
This was the first time I've had split pea soup! I used a leek instead of the onion. Left out the potato and used vegetable broth. It was so good co-workers asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2013
I usually just use 1 piece of smoked turkey thigh and absolutely love this recipe on a cold winter day with some crusty french bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Just used this recipe as a base so I had an estimate of what to do. Ended up with the best soup of my life! This soup eats like a meal it's so thick and delicious. Only problem is that it ended up being a little salty which is weird since I didn't add any salt at all. Likely from the veggie stock. I doubled the veggie stock and just used two cups water. Next time (and there will be a next time very soon) I will amend that as per the recipe. Thanks for this excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
Delicious! Our favorite version of this recipe omits potatoes replaces turkey with a ham bone and replaces water with chicken broth. I add an additional cup of broth and don't pre-soak the dried split peas just cook on the low setting of my crockpot for 8 hours while we are at school. So easy and satisfying. Read More
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