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Split Pea Soup with Rookworst - Typical Dutch Wintertime Soup

Updated on November 26, 2017
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Dutch Specialty: Split Pea Soup with Smoked Sausages

Each year when the days are shortening, it's time to make my Homemade Green Split Pea Soup. We hardly ever eat soup during the year, but this one is a 'must' when Winter is knocking at our door.

This time I made the broth from a piece of sheep meat and sheep bones, but normally I use a ham bone.

Can't help it, but I always seem to make more soup than we can eat and I put the rest in plastic boxes and put them in the freezer for later. There always comes a day that you don't feel like cooking dinner and then all you have to do is heat up the split pea soup and make a cheese sandwich to go with it. Yummy!

In Winter when we're lucky to have enough thick ice on the lakes to skate on, there will always be a stand on the shore where you can buy hot chocolate and very often also this typical Dutch Split Pea Soup and it never goes without the smoked sausages.

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 4 hours
Yields: 4-6


  • 250 gram Green Split Peas
  • 1 small bag of pre-cooked potatoes
  • 1 small bag of cutted mixed veggies
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 ham bone
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 smoked sausages
  • 1 big pot
  • 1 wooden spoon to stir


  1. Put the Ham Bone in the water and season it with salt, pepper and whatever you want to use to make a good tasty broth, or you can just use a ready made broth.
  2. Let it simmer for about 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Take out the meat and cut it in small pieces.
  4. When the broth is ready, throw in:
  5. 250 grams of split peas, the potatoes and the veggies.
  6. Let it boil and then turn the heat low and let it simmer for about 2 hours until the peas get all soft.
  7. Don't forget to stir reguarly, or the peas will burn to the pot.
  8. When it is all mushy, stir it firmly
  9. Cut the smoked sausages in small pieces and put them in the soup.
  10. Add Pepper and Salt to your own taste.
  11. Add water if the soup turns out to be too stiff
  12. Put some butter on a slice of rye or black bread and put some cheese or bacon on it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Both hubby and I love green split pea soup!

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @KathyMcGraw2: Green split pea soup without smoked sausages in it is unthinkable in my country.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Craftypicks: The little heart at the upper left (second from bottom). I couldn't find it for the longest time either!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Yum, sounds so good!

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Great idea. Oh so much better than the split pea soup I made with ham bites. I like smoked sausage much better.

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      victoria-nankya-9 4 years ago

      sounds taste and quite easy to make

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @Craftypicks: It's on the left

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      I don't want to appear stupid considering I have been a squidoo member for a few years but I can't find the like button on this new format. Sorry.. LIKE

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      I love soups! And this one looks really good !

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      Debbie 4 years ago from Atlanta

      One of my favorite soups, especially with the smoked sausage! Love it!

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      Kathy McGraw 4 years ago from California

      I never used to like slit pea soup, but last winter I tried it again and you are so right that it's perfect for a winter meal. I never saw sausages in it before, but I think I like that idea :)

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      Sounds good. I would probably make it in the slow cooker because then I don't have to remember to stir! LOL

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      I love making a big pot of soup.... like you, I can't seem to make a small amount.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Delicious recipe.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I love your recipe for split pea soup and will be making up a batch before spring. I agree, one must have smoked sausage and the dark bread and cheese are a great addition too.