I made this for my Foodbuzz 24x24x24 proposal: A Magic Treehouse dinner.
The saying goes, the air is thick like pea soup. Usually people think of thick legume soups and having to soak the beans and rinse and drain and then puree. Forget all that. This will take you NO TIME at all. Easiest dinner you’ll ever make.
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups green split peas
28 ounces chicken broth
1 pound kielbasa
Fresh ground pepper
You won’t need to soak the peas overnight since they are so small, just rinse them thoroughly and drain them.
All you do is this: put the onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic, split peas, chicken broth, cut up kielbasa in a crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Turn it on low for 6-8 hours. Your soup is done.
You can’t beat that. I promise, you won’t even need to puree it, the peas will simply melt into a nice thickness, stir it all together and you’ll have a dense – almost stew-like soup. I love when you don’t have to do a lot of work for a meal. Season with a little more salt and pepper before serving, if you like. A fantastic dinner with some warm biscuits and a good book.