This is a soup I have come up with myself that everyone in my house will eat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine the peas, water, sausage, bouillon, carrot, celery, potatoes, garlic powder, oregano, bay leaves, and onion.

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  • Cover, and cook on High for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves before ladling into bowls.

Note

If you do not have a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in a large pot. Simmer over low heat for 2 to 3 hours, stirring often.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 37.3mg; sodium 1492.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
Made this last night in my extra large crock pot. If you follow the recipe exactly it makes a huge amount of soup so be sure to use a big crock pot. Husband loved it! He had three big helpings. Son (9 years old) just thought it was ok but did eat it. I diced the carrots up really small and he didn't even notice them, he hates carrots. When I make this again I will only use 8 cups of water instead of the 10 the recipe calls for. We thought the soup was a little thin and we prefer a thicker version of Split Pea Soup. Otherwise it was very yummy and I will definitely make it again! Diced ham would be good in this soup too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
My husband was the one wanting a pea soup. He didn't care for this recipe until I put the soup in my blender and pureed it. It has a very good taste with the sausage. Read More
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619 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 365
  • 4 star values: 172
  • 3 star values: 55
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2003
Made this last night in my extra large crock pot. If you follow the recipe exactly it makes a huge amount of soup so be sure to use a big crock pot. Husband loved it! He had three big helpings. Son (9 years old) just thought it was ok but did eat it. I diced the carrots up really small and he didn't even notice them, he hates carrots. When I make this again I will only use 8 cups of water instead of the 10 the recipe calls for. We thought the soup was a little thin and we prefer a thicker version of Split Pea Soup. Otherwise it was very yummy and I will definitely make it again! Diced ham would be good in this soup too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I made this with 16 oz cubed ham instead of sausage. EXCELLENT! I did make a few other changes after reading reviews though. I used 8 cups of chicken broth instead of the 10 cups of water. I also used fresh minced garlic instead of the garlic powder. I only added about half of the peas in the beginning...I was getting nervous around 3 hours because it didn't seem to be cooking at all! But then about a half hour later it was really going and I added the rest of the peas, and it went for a total of about 5 hours on high. So it came out with a nice thick pea mush with some whole pieces too. I was a little nervous about the lack of a lot of "seasonings and spices" here...but trust the recipe and use a good quality pea and meat and the flavors will really come out where they are supposed to! Hubby says best pea soup yet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
This was really good. The only changes I made were: 2cans of chicken broth instead of the bouillon cubes therefore only 7 cups of water. I also added 1/2 lb or cubed ham and used Cajun sausage to add flavor. SDamare Slidell LA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
Absolutely the best peas soup I have ever had!!! I used 3/4 lb of italian sausage and added a few peppers and red skin potatoes with skins. I like the extra fiber.:-) Thank you Dorothy for sharing this with us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
Yummy! I used turkey smoked sausage to cut the fat and this was really good. It freezes well too - I have it frozen in individual servings and have it for lunch often. Pretty easy to make too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
My husband and I like to make this recipe in the dead of winter! We like to beef it up a little with some Tabisco and a few other spices. We use chicken broth instead of chicken boullion cubes. That way there is not as much salt. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
My husband was the one wanting a pea soup. He didn't care for this recipe until I put the soup in my blender and pureed it. It has a very good taste with the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2006
Amazing even my 9 & 5 year old kids loved this. Husband went back for seconds too!! I used 1lb of sweet Italian sausage squeezed from the casing and fried instead of the smoked sausage. I also used 8 cups of water instead of 10 because I only have a 4qut crock pot. I ended up cooking it on High for about 5 hours and then low another 2 because I forgot about it:) it turned out great anyways and was nice and thick and creamy. Went great with a box of Jiffy cornbread an effortless meal to walk in the door to! A definite keeper THANKS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
Excellent Recipe! My crock pot could not fit the last cup of water but it came out superbly tasty and just the right thickness! It was even better the second day! The second time that I made this I use two smoked hamhocks and it was exquisite! Read More
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