Crock Pot Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage

Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage
Pea Soup With Spicy Andouille Sausage. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
  • 5 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
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Diced andouille sausage adds heat and flavor to this otherwise traditional split pea soup.

Use yellow split peas, green, or a combination of both. I used part vegetable broth because I like the extra flavor it gives the soup. You might want to use your own favorite smoked sausage in the soup. A chicken or turkey sausage or chorizo would be delicious as well.

What You'll Need

  • 8 to 12 ounces smoked andouille sausage or similar sausage (diced)
  • 1 pound dry split peas, green or yellow
  • 1 medium sweet onion (chopped)
  • 2 ribs celery (diced)
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • 6 cups water, or use part vegetable broth (homemade or low sodium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Garnish: fresh parsley (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Brown the diced andouille sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Put in the slow cooker with the peas, onion, celery, carrot, water (I use about 4 cups of vegetable broth with 2 cups of water), thyme, and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or on LOW for about 7 to 9 hours, until the peas are tender and mash easily. Mash some of the peas to thicken the soup. Add salt, to taste.
  1. Garnish with chopped parsley and/or seasoned croutons, if desired. Serve with freshly baked cornbread, hot buttered biscuits, or crusty rolls.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Combine the browned sausage, onion, celery, carrot, and liquids in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the peas are very tender.
  2. Stir frequently and add more broth or water if needed.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 163
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 826 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 10 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)