Split Pea Sausage Soup Recipe
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Split Pea Sausage Soup Recipe

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Meet the Cook: When my husband and I eat out and enjoy a dish, I go home and try to duplicate it. That's how I came up with this recipe. While it's good at any time, we like it full and hearty over the winter. Our three children are grown. Now, we keep busy watching their children - our six grandchildren - grow. -Donna Mae Young, Menomonie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 387 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 16g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Cut sausage in half lengthwise; cut into 1/4-in. pieces. Place in a Dutch oven or stockpot; add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas are tender. Remove bay leaves. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Split Pea Sausage Soup in Country Woman January/February 1998, p31

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 219271
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"DELICIOUS!!! Made this for dinner tonight. Only substituted chicken broth for the water. Will make again and again!!!"

ak4ever User ID: 2682822 16696
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"My husband and I loved boys (5 &3) not so much since I added more pepper. I omitted the salt since the kielbasa was already plenty salty!"

OldHattie User ID: 7690346 21249
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"This is my all time favorite split pea soup! I have been making it since I found it in the 1998 Taste of Home magazine. I substitute 1 package of frozen sliced carrots, to make preparation easier and increase the amount of carrots. I serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled lightly with lemon-pepper. DELISH!!!!"

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 202565
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Delicious and super-easy to make! The homey flavor is wonderful for cold winter evenings!"

PaangoMN User ID: 5733182 16694
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Made this last winter and will make again this winter but I will put in diced ham as I prefer over kielbasa."

sls777 User ID: 6137319 45104
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"Delicious and light ! This is a very simple supper, especially on cooler days."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 47676
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Good, but I prefer split pea soup made with ham--it imparts a smokier flavor throughout the soup."

R. Fugit User ID: 5548139 26388
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Followed recipe exactly. Thought soup was very good."

maria37 User ID: 4812543 23345
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"This soup is so good. I used the turkey sausage also and it was perfect. I highly recommend this recipe."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 21231
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"I also used smoked turkey sausage to make it a little healthier."

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