Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup

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  • Published Aug 1st
  • Ready In1h 15m
  • Servings8
  • Calories641
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.

Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup for 8 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 pounds dried split peas
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 pounds smoked turkey legs
  • 2 cups water, or as needed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream, for garnish

Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook50m
  • Ready In1h 15m

To cook Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup is about 50 minutes , and you can serve your Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup within 1 hour 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup easily:

  1. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 641 calories; 9.8 grams of fat; 78.2 grams of carbohydrates; 61.2 grams of protein; 74 milligrams of cholesterol; 692 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 27th 2018

    This is a really good and easy recipe. In my opinion, there is no need to add salt since there's plenty in the beef broth and soy sauce. I left it out. Also, I didn't have sage and I don't ...

  2. Jul 8th 2017

    Great Recipe! I used chicken broth instead of beef.

  3. Jan 6th 2016

    Sooo good!!! I gave some away to three different people, and my phone wouldn't stop ringing. They wanted to know when I would make it again. This will be the recipe for split pea soup that I ...

  4. Feb 3rd 2015

    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 ...

  5. Feb 1st 2015

    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 ...

  6. Dec 29th 2014

    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 ...

  7. Apr 27th 2014

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

  8. Nov 10th 2012

    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 ...

  9. Aug 4th 2011

    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.