Crock Cooker Split Pea Soup with Sausage

Servings 9 people


  • 3/4 pound smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds green split peas
  • 15 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/4 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, lightly brown sausage slices (you are not cooking them all the way through).
  • Drain grease from sausage and blot off any excess; transfer to a crock cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except black pepper.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves and season with pepper before serving.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A relish tray of cherry tomatoes and broccoli and cauliflower florets; add some crusty bread and butter.
VEGETARIAN: Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth; use soy sausage or skip.
KOSHER: Use kosher sausage and beef or vegetable broth.
GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure sausage and broth are gluten-free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 506 Calories; 12g Fat; 43g Protein; 58g Carbohydrate; 21g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 1264mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat. Points: 12
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