Split Pea and Sausage Soup Recipe
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Split Pea and Sausage Soup Recipe

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A big bowl of substantial soup is the perfect antidote to cold weather and busy schedules. Whether it’s a weeknight family meal or an informal get-together, I pull out my tried-and-true soup and bread recipes and relax. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup dried green split peas
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups water

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 429 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1267mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 10g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Saute the sausage, potato, carrots, celery and onion in butter in a large skillet until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic and oregano; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the peas, bouillon, bay leaf and water. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until peas are tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Split Pea and Sausage Soup in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p73

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notsae User ID: 6982712 245105
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"I didn't use the slow cooker,used a Dutch oven on very low heat. I saut?ed the veggies and sausage, and used chicken broth to keep sodium down. I did not have any , but had to take the pot away from my husband. Pea soup is his favorite."

slowcoker User ID: 4079761 244977
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"This has a lovely fresh taste. I omitted the split peas because I did not want to muddy the flavour,"

stillabower User ID: 6987317 200395
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"My husband and I both really liked this soup. Both of my kids were turned off by the greenish color of the broth, but after they tasted it, my super-picky 7-year-old actually said she LIKED it, and asked for more! Yea! A recipe with vegetables that she likes!!"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 189923
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"I thought this was really good as did my 5 and 6 year olds. My husband only had one bowl which usually means he's not overly impressed (oh well). Next time I make it I think I will sauté only the sausage and onions-seems like doing the rest is not necessary."

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