Split Pea and Sausage Soup
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
Makes6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)
This was just ok. The sausage was very flavorful, but the peas had very little flavor to add to the soup. I did not saute the potatoes, carrots and celery with the sausage. The long cook time is enough to cook those vegetables through without making them mushy. This recipe just needs some more seasoning to make it better.
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.
This has a lovely fresh taste. I omitted the split peas because I did not want to muddy the flavour,
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!!
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.