Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Andouille Sausage

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Here are my reasons for loving this recipe:

1.  I'm a sucker for any dish that requires tossing things in a crockpot. 

2.  Henry ate two bowls!

3.  It was super tasty!

Thanks to Bites (http://jessieheaviland.blogspot.com) for this recipe.  PS.  This is not my photo, I took this one from the internet.  Split pea is hard to capture in an appetizing way …

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Andouille Sausage

(i did not have celery, so i used potato instead)

1 pound green split peas
10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 pound diced andouille sausage
1 1/2 cups diced carrot
1 cup diced shallot
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves and season with salt and black pepper before serving.