Kielbasa Split Pea Soup (with Cooking Video)

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A big bowl of kielbasa split pea soup is the perfect way to end a busy day.

Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Split Pea Soup

To Make this Recipe You will need:

  • kielbasa or smoked sausage
  • onion
  • butter
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic
  • chicken broth
  • water
  • dry split peas
  • russet potatoes
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • thyme
  • Italian seasoning
  • bay leaf
  • slow cooker
  • skillet
  • slotted spoon

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Watch me make this recipe:

To begin, dice an onion, two carrots and two stalks of celery. Peel and cube 2 large (or 3 medium) russet potatoes.

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Place them in your slow cooker.

Pour in 4 cups of chicken broth and one cup of water.

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Add in a cup of dry split peas.

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Add in a half teaspoon each of salt, pepper, thyme and Italian seasoning, and one bay leaf.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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When the soup is nearly finished cooking, dice or slice 1 lb of kielbasa. You could also use smoked sausage if you like.

sliced kielbasa on a cutting board

Brown the sausage in a skillet with a tablespoon of butter if needed. Scoop the sausage out with a slotted spoon and add it to the soup.

Find and discard the bay leaf.

Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Split Pea Soup

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Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Split Pea Soup

Kielbasa Split Pea Soup – Slow Cooker Recipe

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
A big bowl of kielbasa split pea soup is the perfect way to end a busy day.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 514 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb kielbasa
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c dry split peas
  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions
 

  • To begin, dice an onion, two carrots and two stalks of celery. Peel and cube 2 large (or 3 medium) russet potatoes. Place them in your slow cooker.
  • Add in the garlic, broth, water, peas and seasonings, everything except the kielbasa and butter.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • When the soup is nearly finished cooking, dice or slice 1 lb of kielbasa. You could also use smoked sausage if you like.
  • Brown the sausage in a skillet with a tablespoon of butter if needed. Scoop the sausage out with a slotted spoon and add it to the soup.
  • Find and discard the bay leaf.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 21gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1654mgFiber: 12gSugar: 8g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This post was originally written in 2014, and was updated in 2021.

31 thoughts on “Kielbasa Split Pea Soup (with Cooking Video)”

  1. I usually wait till I have a ham bone to make split pea soup but, now I’m thinking, why not use sausage?! All this wasted time not eating split pea soup more often. Thanks, Conni!

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  2. My hubby loves split pea soup and I make it at least once a year. I usually wait till I have a leftover ham bone, but I’m going to have to try kielbasa. It looks perfect, Conni!

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  3. Yay! Now I don’t have to soak split peas and can throw them in the slow cooker. Split pea soup is my husband’s favorite so I thank you for this sure to bring on the smiles recipe =)

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