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Split Pea Soup with Sausage Recipe

Split pea soup is a recipe you should add to your fall meal plan. It’s the best time of year for soup. This split pea soup with sausage is sure to warm the bellies of your family. Making soup on chilly days makes the house feel cozy and comfortable.

Split Pea Soup with Sausage in a bowl

Split Pea Soup – Love it or Hate it?

Growing up, my grandma would make split pea soup quite often. Of course, being a loyal member of the Picky Eater’s Club, I wouldn’t dare touch the green liquid. As an adult, the more green in our diet the better. I still don’t know that many people who make a special request for pea soup, but it’s a good recipe to make a couple of times per year.

Split Pea Soup Recipe

In fact, eating green split peas is said to improve your heart health. The fiber from the peas may lower your cholesterol, which reduces your risk for heart disease. I honestly don’t know any other recipes that contain split peas, nor have I looked for them, so split pea soup will be the way we get our dosage.

I know split pea soup is an acquired taste for some people. It seems to be one of those foods that people either love or hate — nothing in between. If you’re reading this, you probably love split pea soup, so please let us know if you make this recipe.

Split Pea Soup with Sausage Recipe

This recipe for split pea soup is different in that it contains sausage instead of ham. Quite often, people make split pea soup with a ham bone, but that’s not necessary for this recipe. Don’t eat ham that often? No need to wait for that special time of year that you obtain a ham bone.

Recipe for split pea soup with sausage instead of ham

The addition of sausage to this soup recipe adds delicious flavor. If you typically find split pea soup bland, give this recipe a try to see if the sausage makes a difference for you.

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Split pea soup in process steps
Yield: 6 people

Split Pea Soup with Sausage Recipe

Split pea soup recipe with sausage

A split pea soup recipe where no ham bone is required. It includes sausage for a great flavor. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1/2 lb sausage, ground
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 16 oz split peas, 1 lb, dry
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Place sausage, onions and celery in a large stock pot and heat on medium to brown sausage. 
  2. Add split peas, broth, water, carrots and spices. Heat on medium-high heat until boiling. 
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cover, 2 hours. Stir occasionally. 
  4. Remove bay leaves and discard before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 1324mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Do you like split pea soup? Let us know if you try it with sausage.

John Smith

Sunday 25th of November 2018

I definitely think the sausage will help!


Thursday 25th of October 2018

This might be one way to get my son to try peas! He is not so good with green veggies.


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Split pea soup is one of my faves. I always make it with ham instead of sausage, tho. I can't wait to try this new variation!

Cindy Merrill

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

For a lighter taste, try steaming & pureeing 1 pound of petite baby peas ( usually frozen) and adding them to the recipe above. I think it adds depth of flavor.


Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Thank you for the suggestion!

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