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Split Pea Sausage Soup Recipe

Split Pea Sausage Soup Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Split Pea Sausage Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

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

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!"

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!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

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

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

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

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

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

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

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

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Hot, filling, and very tasty. I used turkey kielbasa, which knocked the calorie count down to 247 per cup!"

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