Split Pea Smoked Turkey Soup


For those who don't like pork — this slow cooker split pea soup has a nice smoky flavor when you use a smoked turkey leg.

close up view of Split Pea Smoked Turkey Soup garnished with smoked turkey and fresh herbs in a yellow bowl, with a spoon
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 5 cups water, or more if needed

  • 3 pounds smoked turkey legs

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrot

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Combine split peas, water, smoked turkey legs, chicken broth, carrot, celery, potatoes, onion, garlic powder, oregano, and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Set the cooker on Low, cover, and cook until peas are tender and soup is thickened, 4 to 5 hours. Discard bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
18g Fat
49g Carbs
63g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1740mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 63g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 943mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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