A big bowl of kielbasa split pea soup is the perfect way to end a busy day.
To Make this Recipe You will need:
- kielbasa or smoked sausage
- chicken broth
- dry split peas
- russet potatoes
- black pepper
- Italian seasoning
- bay leaf
- slow cooker
- 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.
Place them in your slow cooker.
Pour in 4 cups of chicken broth and one cup of water.
Add in a cup of dry split peas.
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. I use a beef kielbasa.
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.
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Kielbasa Split Pea Soup – Slow Cooker Recipe
- 1 lb kielbasa, (beef)
- 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
- 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.
Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.
This post was originally written in 2014, and was updated in 2021.
17 thoughts on “Kielbasa Split Pea Soup (with Cooking Video)”
Snowing out, making this in my slow cooker, i will let you know in how it is in about 6 hours! smell s great!
I love the idea of adding kielbasa to split pea soup. Something delicious just got better!
Yeah its kielbasa season!
Constance, I love Split Pea soup and have never had it with kielbasa before. This looks and sounds really good …. I’m going to try it! Thanks :)
This looks delicious! I bet the kielbasa gives the pea soup a great flavor!
I have the crockpot going now – it will be ready for the Giants vs Cardinals game tonight. Thank you for sharing.
Mmmm, kielbasa was a staple in my home as a kid – but never in a soup!
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, Constance!
Love this soup Constance. Thanks so much.
Fabulous soup, love all these ingredients!! We love split pea soups here!!
My mother used to make split pea soup with a leftover ham bone. I haven’t had it in years because my husband or kids would never eat it. Your recipe looks so good!
My dad makes a good split pea soup but I’ve never given it a try because I was intimidated by the amount of time it takes to cook. Making this soup in the slowcooker looks like a great way to get those delicious flavors in a less stress way. Yum!
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, Constance!
I’m so glad you posted this because I’ve never done split pea soup in the crock pot. Yay for soup season and this great #SS event. My crock pot will be busy over the next few weeks.
Best looking split pea soup I’ve ever seen. Oh, and you know you got me with kielbasa.
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 =)