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Slow Cooker Recipe For Split Pea Soup With Chorizo

Sunday Slow Cooker: Split Pea Soup With Chorizo

My absolute favorite slow cooker recipe is actually a soup. A rich, full-bodied split pea soup. Although pea soup can also be made meatless, it's classically prepared with diced ham or a ham hock. Tonight, I can't wait to experiment with a contemporary take on split pea, which uses a different pig product, chorizo. Since the recipe calls for a dice, buy Spanish chorizo.

It's cured and smoked, making it easier to slice, as opposed to the often-uncooked Mexican version. Try something new when you read more.

Split Pea Soup With Chorizo

Split Pea Soup With Chorizo

Crockpot Recipe For Split Pea Soup With Chorizo


  1. 1 pound green split peas
  2. 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  3. 1/2 pound diced chorizo or andouille sausage
  4. 1 1/2 cups diced carrot
  5. 1 cup diced shallot
  6. 1 cup diced celery
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves and season with salt and black pepper before serving.

Serves 4.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 294, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 756mg, Carbohydrate 37g, Total Sugar 5g, Fiber 3g, Protein 18g

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hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
This was good, but a little watery for my taste. I'm trying to thicken it up, without altering the flavor. I used more chorizo, and forgot to buy the celery, but it's DELICIOUS. Both my boyfriend and I are suffering stuffed noses, but the spice in this cleared us right up!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I just made split pea soup with ham last week. I don't usually use the slow cooker for it because it's just a lot easier to simmer it on the stove. I've never heard of using chorizo, but I bet it would be tasty.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I would recommend quick soaking any beans or peas you plan on putting in the slow cooker. This looks so yummy... I may try it with soy chorizo and veggie broth.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Perfect, making this tonight!
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