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 ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional
  • seasoned croutons, for garnish, optional

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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