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Kielbasa Split Pea Soup

 Kielbasa Split Pea Soup
Turkey kielbasa brings great flavor to this simple split pea soup. It’s been a hit with my entire family—even our picky toddler enjoys it. –Sandra Bonde of Brainerd, Minnesota
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, halved and sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook celery and onion
  • until tender. Stir in split peas and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Stir in the kielbasa, carrots, potatoes, parsley, basil, salt, pepper
  • and remaining water. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
  • for 20-25 minutes or until peas and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12
  • servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 208 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 635 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber,

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Kielbasa Split Pea Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.