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Savory Pea Soup with Sausage

Savory Pea Soup with Sausage

Savory Pea Soup with Sausage

Cook Time 4 to 5 hours


Makes 6 servings


8 ounces smoked sausage, cut lengthwise into halves, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas, rinsed and sorted
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1 bay leaf
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth


  1. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Drain fat. Combine sausage, peas, carrots, celery, onion, marjoram and bay leaf in slow cooker. Pour broth over mixture.
  2. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours or until peas are tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Cover; let stand 15 minutes to thicken.

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