Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Sausage

Looking for a budget-friendly slow cooker soup to warm you to the toes? This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Sausage is delicious AND low cost AND easy to make. Perfect for those days you just can’t do it all. So basically every day for me.

Slow Cooker Soup

Anytime is the perfect time to pull out the slow cooker (crock pot ALWAYS!) and make soup. Today it almost snowed or at least I THOUGHT it was going to snow and to me that means soup. We’re making one last run to get this remodel done so I knew it had to be a slow cooker soup that required little to no actual cooking. I set the peas to cook at noon and left them until 4 pm when I fried up some sausage, carrots, and celery to add to the pot. The soup was thick, full of sausage and vegetables and really hit the spot. Alas, we got no snow but we did get soup.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Sausage

Cuisine: Alaskan, American, Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried split peas--green or yellow
  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 ounces bulk breakfast sausage
  • 2 slices bacon-chopped
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash dash of nutmeg
  • pinch of pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • wash and pick over your peas
  • pour them in the slow cooker and pour the water on the top
  • cover and cook on high 4 hours or low for around 6--all slow cookers are different
  • when peas are cooked through, about 4 hours later brown the bulk sausage and bacon in a frying pan
  • clean and chop the carrots and celery and add them to the pan
  • cook and stir until the sausage is cooked through
  • deglaze the pan with ½ cup of water or so and scrape up all the great browned bits
  • pour all the sausage mix in the slow cooker and stir to combine
  • add the rest of the ingredients except the salt and cook for another hour or so
  • taste for salt after about ½ hour or so and salt as needed to taste
Remember all slow cookers cook at different speeds and temperatures so you might want to make this on a weekend until you figure out exactly how it works in your slow cooker.