Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Originally from "Sunset" magazine
- 1 lb leek
- 1⁄2 lb bacon, chopped
- 2 cups celery, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 lb green peas, split, sorted and rinsed
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 1 lb kielbasa, sliced 1/2-inch thick
- Cut off and discard tough green tops, outer leaves, and root ends from the leeks.
- Split leeks lengthwise and rinse well; slice thinly and set aside.
- In a 5 or 6 quart pan over medium-high heat, stir bacon often until brown.
- Transfer bacon with slotted spoon to paper towels, set aside.
- Discard all but 2 Tablespoons fat from pan.
- Add leeks, celery, onion, and chopped parsley to the pan.
- Stir often over medium heat until vegetables are limp, about 15 minutes.
- Return bacon to pan with split peas, broth and 1 quart water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cover and simmer until peas are mostly dissolved, about 1-1/2 hours; stir occasionally.
- Add kielbasa.
- Stir often until sausage is hot, about 10 minutes.
- NOTES : I sometimes use lean ham instead of bacon.
This was a fun recipe to try, I used a pressure cooker to shorten the time. Ususally I am the only one who eats my pea soup, but the men in the family tried it and loved this. Thank you for another great meal !
This was delicious and just the recipe I have been looking for. I have made a lot of split pea soups and this one was just perfect. I like that it didn't have an overabundance of spices which I think really distracts from the taste of the peas. I didn't have a leek but will use next time. Also, I used the crockpot for this and it came out perfect. I browned the Kielbasa ( I used smoked sausage with cheese) and then added to soup for about the last ten minutes or so. So glad you posted this. It is the best.
Very good taste & texture. Great comfort soup! I used ham only, no bacon or kielbasa. I also added 2 chopped carrots to soup and didn't use any leeks & used only 1/2 a sweet onion. The buttered toasted roll was a good touch (too bad there wasn't any left by the time I took the picture).