Split Pea Soup with Chorizo


For this easy slow-cooker split pea soup, look for raw smoky, spicy chorizo. If you can't find raw chorizo, Italian sausage or merguez makes a fine substitute.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
8 servings


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced

  • 2 cups yellow split peas

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 large carrots, sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 pound fresh chorizo

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup Microgreens or sprouts for garnish


  1. Combine broth, water, potatoes, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic, paprika, oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.

  2. A few minutes before serving, remove chorizo from its casing and crumble into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring and crumbling with a spoon, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the chorizo into the soup along with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Garnish with microgreens (or sprouts), if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Equipment: 5 - to 6- quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
24g Fat
50g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 45%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Vitamin A 4162IU 83%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Magnesium 79mg 19%
Potassium 901mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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