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Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage is a delicious meal for the entire family. This vegetable soup with sausage and sauerkraut is filled with a variety of flavors that will burst in your mouth. Everyone will love this filling and hearty pea soup recipe. 

Picture of black eyed pea soup in a blue bowl

My dad and my youngest love black-eyed peas. The youngest asks for them on a regular basis. So I figured he would love this hearty soup. You’re just about hitting all of requirements on the food pyramid with this dish. 

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It has all of the stout good stuff in it including smoked sausage, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and sauerkraut. You can safely say it’s very good for you. 

When I served it to the family, my hubs and the youngest came back for seconds. They absolutely loved it. The best part? This is one of those easy soup recipes. 

Easy Soup Recipes

 

Recipe and Printable Instructions Listed Below

 

Picture of vegetables cut up on a wooden cutting board

To make things easier, get your potatoes, carrots, onion, and celery cut up ahead of time. I cut them all into bite size pieces. 

 

Picture of olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat.

Grab a saucepan and add the olive oil. Turn the heat on medium. 

 

Picture of onions cooking in a saucepan.

Add the diced onions and cook them until they are brown and starting to become translucent. At this point, things are already starting to smell wonderful in this homemade soup. 

 

Picture of celery, onions, and oil in a saucepan.

Next, add the celery and cook it until it starts to become soft. 

 

Picture of salt being poured into a saucepan.

Pour the salt into the saucepan. 

 

Picture of pepper being poured into the soup

Add the pepper. The hearty soup recipe is already a little bit spicy with the addition of the smoked sausage, so the pepper will add a touch more spiciness. 

 

Picture of black eyed peas with vegetables in a saucepan.

The black-eyed peas go in next. 

 

Picture of chicken broth being poured into a saucepan.

Pour the chicken broth into the saucepan. This will add even more delicious flavor to the pot. 

 

Picture of sausage, potatoes, and black eyed peas in a saucepan.

It’s time to add the potatoes, carrots. Stir everything together. 

 

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Bring the sausage and vegetable soup to a boil. 

 

Picture of a lid on a saucepan with soup

Place the lid on the saucepan and bring the soup down to a simmer. Simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. 

 

Picture of sauerkraut in soup in a large saucepan

Finally, once the soup is done cooking, add the sauerkraut. My dad is not a big fan of sauerkraut, so you can leave it out. But, it does add a good flavor to the soup, and it’s great for bringing in the New Year. 

Mix the sauerkraut in and serve the soup. It’s great with a side of homemade cornbread. 

 

Picture of black eyed pea soup with sausage in a blue bowl

 

Picture of veggie soup in a bowl with smoked sausage.

 

Yield: 6 cups

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Sausage is a delicious meal for the entire family. This vegetable soup with sausage and sauerkraut is filled with a variety of flavors that will burst in your mouth. Everyone will love this filling and hearty meal. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1/2 carrot, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans black-eyed peas, drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, diced
  • 1 cup sauerkraut

Instructions

  1. Add the oil to the saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook them until they begin to brown and become translucent.
  3. Add the celery and cook until it softens.
  4. Next, add the garlic, carrots, potato, black-eyed peas, sausage, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the chicken broth into the saucepan and mix everything together. Raise the temperature and bring to a boil.
  6. Once the soup boils, lower the temperature to a simmer. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  7. Remove from heat and add the sauerkraut. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 cups

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 1856mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 12gSugar: 8gProtein: 23g
Nutrition is approximate.

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Monday 31st of December 2018

I love your blog Julie! I hope you have a Healthy and Happy New Year with your hubby! ???

Julie Pollitt

Monday 31st of December 2018

Thank you! Hope you have one, too!

Julia

Monday 31st of December 2018

This is my kind of meal! Looks delicious.

Julie Pollitt

Monday 31st of December 2018

Hi Julia! Thanks so much. Thanks for stopping by.

Miz Helen

Sunday 30th of December 2018

This looks like a delicious Black Eyed Pea Soup, we will love this! Thanks so much for sharing your special talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and may you have a safe & prosperous new year!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 31st of December 2018

Thank you, Miz Helen! Hope you have a wonderful New Year, too!