Green split pea with Polish Kielbasa sausage soup. Simple but delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut sausage into 1/4 inch cubes, reserving 1/4 of sausage. Place 1/4 sausage and half can of beef broth in blender. Puree.

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  • Pour 1 1/2 cans of beef broth in soup pot. Bring to simmering boil while adding diced onion and sausage cubes. Add puree, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Add sliced carrots and continue simmering for another 10 minutes.

  • Rinse split peas and add to simmering pot. Simmer until peas are soft but NOT mushy. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 39.8g; fat 21.6g; cholesterol 49.9mg; sodium 1138.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2004
This is really an excellent recipe. I've had split pea soup before but have never really loved it. I bought some kielbasa on special this week and was looking for a good recipe to try. This was perfect! My husband and I both agree we will never have "regular" split pea soup again. Here is what I changed in the recipe: used chicken broth instead of beef and used turkey kielbasa instead of regular. It was fantastic. I did have to add a fair amount of water; the recipe didn't say to cover the pot while simmering so some of the liquid boiled off. Next time I'll be sure to cover it. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2005
This soup had great flavor but (I don't know what I did wrong...) I could not get a good consistency. I followed the recipe as directed and got the last instruction that said "simmer until peas are soft but NOT mushy." I had never made split pea soup before so I did not expect that it would take 2 HOURS for the peas to get soft. The liquid kept evaporating so I added more water periodically (make sure you cover with a lid) but I was never quite sure what the "soft but not mushy" consistency was supposed to be. When I have eaten split pea soup before it was very smooth but was this supposed to be a little chunky? I cooked until I thought the peas were done but was very frustrated by the unexpected length of time it took (we ate a late dinner last night). The taste was enjoyable and we liked the kielbasa sausage flavor but we did not like the consistency of the soup. Perhaps I did something wrong but I wanted to write this in case anyone else comes across this problem. Read More
(17)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2004
This is really an excellent recipe. I've had split pea soup before but have never really loved it. I bought some kielbasa on special this week and was looking for a good recipe to try. This was perfect! My husband and I both agree we will never have "regular" split pea soup again. Here is what I changed in the recipe: used chicken broth instead of beef and used turkey kielbasa instead of regular. It was fantastic. I did have to add a fair amount of water; the recipe didn't say to cover the pot while simmering so some of the liquid boiled off. Next time I'll be sure to cover it. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I really enjoyed this version of split pea soup. My mom always made it with ham hocks when I was growing up but I was trying to find something with more meat flavor in it. This was perfect! My family loved it including my 17-month-old son. I plan to stick with this recipe whenever I make split pea soup in the future. Yum! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
We started the peas cooking on their own, then browned the sausage and onion, with a clove of garlic, and drained the grease. Judging by the amount of fat we poured off, I'm glad we did, or the soup would have been too greasy. Then we poured the peas in and finished them cooking with everything and pureed everything pretty smooth in the food processor at the end. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
We don't have any young kids so I rate this receipe "Great"!! I give it stars!!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2005
This soup had great flavor but (I don't know what I did wrong...) I could not get a good consistency. I followed the recipe as directed and got the last instruction that said "simmer until peas are soft but NOT mushy." I had never made split pea soup before so I did not expect that it would take 2 HOURS for the peas to get soft. The liquid kept evaporating so I added more water periodically (make sure you cover with a lid) but I was never quite sure what the "soft but not mushy" consistency was supposed to be. When I have eaten split pea soup before it was very smooth but was this supposed to be a little chunky? I cooked until I thought the peas were done but was very frustrated by the unexpected length of time it took (we ate a late dinner last night). The taste was enjoyable and we liked the kielbasa sausage flavor but we did not like the consistency of the soup. Perhaps I did something wrong but I wanted to write this in case anyone else comes across this problem. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
OK.. I made this one too... great!! I too used the turkey sausage and used 2 large onions with lots of carrots and celery. Just kept adding more beef broth to make it the perfect consistance. Great!! thanks for this recipe too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2010
Used 3 cans of low sodium beef broth and 1 cup of water. Left out the bay leaf. Did not puree meat at beginning just blended everything at the end with the stick blender. Did not need to add extra salt. Served with Double Quick dinner rolls from this site. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
A lot of good flavor considering how simple this recipe is. I used yellow split peas and a 32 ounce box of chicken broth but otherwise followed the recipe. I found I did not need to add salt. I recommend no extra salt until the soup is cooked and you can taste for seasoning. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2010
Delicious nutritious economical easy! My substitutions: two Knorr bouillon cubes and 4 cups water in place of broth Summer sausage in place of kielbasa sausage 16 oz yellow split peas omitted bay leaf and salt. I also added extra water to thin soup it was very thick. Can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch. Thanks R. Austin! Read More
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