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Split Pea Sausage Soup


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • homemaker27
    Jan 30, 2015

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

  • ak4ever
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • PaangoMN
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • sls777
    Jan 29, 2013

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

  • lisa53202
    Nov 21, 2012

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

  • R. Fugit
    Oct 27, 2011

    Followed recipe exactly. Thought soup was very good.

  • maria37
    Feb 27, 2010

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

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

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

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