Split pea soup recipe is easy to prepare.  Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot or slow cooker.   Serve it up with some cornbread muffins for a meal your family will enjoy.  We love any kind of soup at my house and I nearly always have soup on hand for lunch.  This is a hearty soup you will make over and over again and real comfort food.  This soup keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove.  I really think most soups are better the second or third day myself.

1 cup dried split peas
4 cups water
2/3 cup onion, chopped
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 (13 ounce) package beef smoked sausage, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Wash peas, drain and add to crock pot along with the other ingredients. (Can sprinkle cheese over soup once cooked in the bowls or add to the crock pot).   Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 hours until potatoes are done.  Makes about 2 quarts of soup.  Enjoy!
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