Split Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup Recipe

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Split Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup Recipe

This is a hearty, satisfying, tummy-filling soup. The mellowness of the peas are greatly enhanced by the smoky sausage flavor and it’s an easy recipe. It’s just right for a busy day, because you don’t have to “tend” it, it takes care of itself. Add crusty bread, cornbread or crackers for a great supper.

Split Pea and Smoked Sausage Soup Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 1 rope smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound green split peas
  • ½ cup onion, diced and sauteed
  • 1 large carrot, Finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • About 6 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Slice Smoked Sausage into quarter-inch slices.
  2. Place all slices into a skillet and brown slightly.
  3. Remove sausage from skillet.
  4. Place chopped onion and chopped carrot into skillet and saute until onion is tender.
  5. Add garlic and saute 1 more minute. Set aside.
  6. Rinse and sort split peas and place in a large pot with 3 cups of water.
  7. Turn heat to high to begin boil, then turn to medium. Boil for 45 minutes, then add onion, carrot, garlic, and sausage to the pot, along with 3 more cups of water.
  8. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  9. It is ready to eat at this time, but if you like your pea soup smooth and velvety, you can puree it a little at a time in a food processor.
  10. Place back into the pot and re-heat.

 

 


        

 

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for a great recipe……I think this will become a favorite of mine.

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  2. This sounds awesome! I usually make this with ham, but smoked sausage would add a lot more flavor, I am going to try it! Thanks

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  3. Sounds yummy. Nothing better than a hearty, tasty soup on a cold winter evening.

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    • Yep Vicki, pair it with either some homemade cornbread, or some crusty Artisan bread and it’s hearty and filling. Soothing on a cold winter evening, or now at the beginning of Fall.

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