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split pea, sausage & Ham soup in two bowls with spoons nearby

Split Pea, Sausage & Ham Soup

Chef Jenn
This thick, hearty and nutritious soup is loaded with flavor and can be on the table in time for dinner!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Soups
Cuisine European
Servings 10 servings
Calories 244 kcal


  • 1 cup smoked sausage diced
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1/2 cup bacon diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 cup carrot diced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups kale washed, pulled off the stem and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • In the soup pot, brown the ham and sausage in the butter until golden brown and aromatic. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the bacon, onion, and celery to the pot and sautee until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the diced carrot, washed and roughly chopped kale, split peas, bay leaves, and chicken broth to the pot.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  • Add the ham and sausage chunks and any juices to the pot. Put the lid back on and bring back to a simmer and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until peas are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, remove the bay leaves, and serve!