Black Eyed Pea Soup (Crockpot)

Course: Appetizer, dinner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 -12
Author: Amanda
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  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 ham bone with some meat
  • 1 lb sliced Italian sausage cooked
  • 2 diced onions
  • 2 cups diced or sliced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 6 cloves garlic I used 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 – 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt


  • Soak your beans overnight. Drain and pick out the undesirables (i.e., discolored beans) in the morning.
  • Use a 5- to 6- quart crockpot. (I used my 6-quart oval programmable crockpot.)
  • Dice the veggies, and add them to the crockpot with the black-eyed peas that have been soaked and drained.
  • Pour in broth, and stir in Italian seasoning and salt.
  • Add ham bone. You can also add the sausage at this point.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for about 6.
  • About a half hour to an hour before serving,remove one cup of beans and puree with blender and return to slow cooker. Stir after pureeing.
  • This will thicken the soup.
  • Serve