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overhead shot of a white bowl filled with black eyed peas, kale, sliced andouille sausage, and broth. Bread slices are placed near the top right of the soup bowl.

Black-Eyed Peas Soup with Sausage and Kale

Katerina | Diethood
Black-Eyed Peas Soup with Sausage and Kale is made with healthy black-eyed peas and kale in a savory broth, with the spicy kick of andouille sausage and a trio of onions, peppers, and garlic.
Servings : 10
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins



  • Set a 5-quart dutch oven, or soup pot, over medium-high heat.
  • Add the diced bacon to the dutch oven and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the sliced sausage and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until sausage is browned and bacon is crispy.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove sausages and bacon from the pot.
  • Add the onion and diced peppers to the bacon grease in the pot and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Add in the drained black-eyed peas and the Italian seasoning.
  • Stir in the kale and continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a steady simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes.
  • Taste the soup and add the salt and pepper, if needed. The andouille sausage adds saltiness to the soup which is why I almost always omit the salt for this soup.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Ladle into soup bowls and serve.


Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 260 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 24 mg | Sodium: 304 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 2823 IU | Vitamin C: 39 mg | Calcium: 77 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook andouille sausage, how to cook black eyed peas, soup recipes with kale