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Kielbasa Split Pea Soup

Turkey kielbasa brings great flavor to this simple split pea soup. It’s been a hit with my entire family—even our picky toddler enjoys it. –Sandra Bonde of Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, halved and sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook celery and onion until tender. Stir in split peas and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Stir in the kielbasa, carrots, potatoes, parsley, basil, salt, pepper and remaining water. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until peas and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 208 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 11g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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  • kongstad27
    Aug 7, 2020

    We really liked this. I soaked the peas overnight to cut down on cooking time, and added the carrots onion and celery all at once. I also used vegetable broth instead of water. Because I didn’t have potatoes on hand I stirred in canned potatoes at the end. Will make again

  • Springscook1
    Oct 18, 2015

    Delicious! The only thing I did differently was I chopped up the carrots and celery instead of slicing them.

  • Connie Foreman
    Feb 14, 2015

    This is truly comfort food. It's rich, creamy taste is excellent with crusty French bread. It is great for cold weather, but we love it anytime.

  • daisey5
    Apr 10, 2014

    This soup was very good.

  • pogostk66
    Apr 12, 2013

    I added a pint of heavy whipping cream at the end and served with corn bread.

  • JimFinn
    Aug 8, 2012

    No comment left

  • ekatiakarpova
    Feb 4, 2012

    It is very tasty but this way of cooking is not great because why do we need cook celery and onion not with another weg.? It is easly tp cook together with carrots ets and onion and celery will not be so mashy. I cooked the peas little bit with salt till partly cooked then I have added everything at once.

  • bubba1990
    Jan 22, 2012

    Nice twist to pea soup. worked great and very easy.

  • langang
    Nov 1, 2011

    Very delicious soup.

  • amyfeyen
    Aug 10, 2011

    Typical pea soup haters, my kids and I all love this recipe. It's great when you have just a handful of carrots, celery, and potatoes leftover.