All Day Pea Soup (Crock Pot)

"This is one of our favorite crock pot soups. It's very quick to assemble and very tasty with some crusty bread on a cold and rainy day. It is economical and vegetarian friendly."
photo by Nourished Homestead photo by Nourished Homestead
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photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
Ready In:
4hrs 10mins




  • Place all ingredients except for the sausage into your crock pot (put the peas on the bottom). The peas will grow some during cooking, so do not make more than 3/4 full to start with (ask me how I know). If you do not have bouquet garni, use your favorite blend of herbs for soup. Make sure the liquid at least covers the peas. 3 cups works in my oval pot, but it make take more in yours.
  • Cook on LO for 4 to 6 hours, depending on crock pot. With my old crock pot, I could cook this for 8 hours on low, but with the new one it's closer to 6. This will also work on High for 2-3 hours.
  • Place the sausage in for the last 20 minutes of cooking. Ideally, we grill the sausage and stir it in at the table, but in the real world, I've even microwaved the sausage and then stirred it in at the table.
  • If you are serving a mixed crowd (some vegetarian, some not) make this with the vegetable stock and serve the sausage on the side. It will please both groups, and the soup will not suffer. If you leave out the sausage, you may find that you need to add a second teaspoon of herbs towards the end of cooking. If you have smoked paprika, it is a nice addition to add the smoky flavor that is missing from the sausage.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. It sometimes needs salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Leftovers reheat well and will freeze. If you have a large crock pot, it is an easy recipe to double.

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  1. KiminyMe
    This was VERY good. I did double the recipe, and I substituted diced ham for the sausage, but it was so good that I had to make a second batch a few days later.
  2. RhondaH2
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! It's the first thing I tried in my new 2.5 qt. slow cooker (my first Crock Pot). I added more diced onion, carrot and celery and slightly more liquid (after the first 2 or 3 hours), and some diced, cooked, ham towards the end. The soup was delicious, and there's enough left for lunch.
  3. Nourished Homestead
    I had never had pea soup before, so I had no idea what to expect. But my vegetarian version was wonderful...very mellow and pleasant. Definitely a keeper.
  4. bmxmama
    Very Delicious soup! I made this one for Fall PAC 2007 I lived the addition on the andouille sausages. I've never had soup with that before and they were delicious! Thanks for a great keeper.
  5. Annacia
    I made a veggie version and it was a lovely dinner with rye toast. I used a pot of the stove top instead of the crock pot and left it on the lowest setting. Everything except the diced carrot and bay leaf dissolved into the soup. I needed to add a bit more salt at serving, aside from that the seasoning was perfect (I used Herbs de Provence). Pea soup is one of DH's favorite foods and he loved this. Thanks gourmetmomma for reminding me of a great soup that I hadn't made in a long time.


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