Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup

Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup

WileyP 11

"Here's a rich and hearty split pea soup with a twist. Since the peas do not need to be pre-soaked, it can be put together quickly and easily. For a little added smokiness and spice, dice up a couple chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and add them with the other herbs and spices."


1 h 15 m servings 641 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 641 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 78.2g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 61.2 g
  • 122%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 692 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes; stir in the garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Pour in the beef broth; add split peas, carrot, potatoes, soy sauce, basil, black pepper, parsley, red pepper flakes, sage, kosher salt, and bay leaves. Place the smoked turkey legs into the pot and pour in enough water to cover the peas by about 1 inch. Push the meaty ends of the turkey legs down into the liquid. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the peas have softened, about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the turkey legs from the soup and set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, strip the meat from the bones and tendons, finely chop the turkey meat, and set aside. Using a stick blender, puree the soup to your desired degree of smoothness. Stir the turkey meat back into the soup. Ladle into bowls and top each with a dollop of sour cream.
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  1. 6 Ratings


This is a very flavorful soup but rather than six cups of beef broth try six cups water with two tablespoons of ham base. There are several delicious varieties sold in jars.

We no longer eat pork and my wife loves pea soup being a French Canadian. So, I smoked turkey hind quarters in our baraque smoker. I also used my own turkey broth I made from our last roast turk...

Way too spicy for what I was expecting, which was a traditional pea soup recipe. Without the sour cream it was almost inedible. Also, the author failed to mention that the split peas should soak...

Just made this recipe as I had left over smoked turkey and some ham in the freezer. The spiciness will be perfect for today's Superbowl - similar to a chili in it's spiciness. I didn't add the...

One delicious! One thing I would add to the directions, make sure to watch this as it simmers. I accidentally let the water level drop too much by not ckecking for 30 minutes. But, it didn't bur...

This was one of the best soups I have ever had!