Slow-Cooker Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup

Slow cook your way to this Southern-style dinner! Enjoy this black-eyed pea, turkey sausage and veggies soup for a delightful meal.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
12
oz smoked turkey kielbasa sausage, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
4
medium carrots, chopped (2 cups)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup uncooked wheat berries
2
cups water
3
cans (14 oz each) reduced-sodium beef broth
2
cups shredded fresh spinach
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except spinach and marjoram.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Stir in spinach and marjoram. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 15 minutes longer or until spinach is tender.

Expert Tips

Offer diners Dijon mustard and horseradish to stir into this Southern-style soup. Try other greens, like Swiss chard, mustard greens or turnip greens, solo or in combination with the spinach. You might also try andouille sausage, a Cajun favorite, to give this soup a kick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
1050mg
1050%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.