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
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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 equals 429 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1267 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 20 g 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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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."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

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

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!!"

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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