Turkey Leg Split Pea Soup is one of our favorite slow cooker dinners!

Turkey Leg Split Pea Soup

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Turkey Leg Split Pea Soup is the warm and comforting dinner you’re looking for tonight. A slow cooker recipe that cooks all day while you’re gone and is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey!



  • 3 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 bag split peas (16 oz.)
  • 2 smoked turkey legs (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 7 cups water


  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and set on low for 8 hours.
  2. Remove the turkey legs, let cool and shred.
  3. Using an immersion blender (or once the soup is cooled you can use a blender in batches) blend the soup until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Add the shredded turkey meat back into the soup and stir, or you can serve the shredded turkey as a garnish on top of each bowl of soup.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American