Split Pea Soup with Smoked Sausage

The combination of chicken broth and the different meats in this soup gives it a distinctive flavor.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 9 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups dried split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 oz. smoked sausage, sliced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Add the bacon and celery to the slow cooker; cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Add the diced onion to the slow cooker; stir to mix them in with the bacon and celery. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until the onions are transparent.
  • Add the diced carrots, split peas, broth, water, potatoes, and sausage to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the peas are soft. Stir in salt and pepper and serve.