Dutch Split Pea soup- Aruban style

Deb Lund


This is an all day labor of love. I once lived in Aruba which prides itself on having the best pea soup in the world. This is as close as I can come to my favorite pea soup.
It takes a long time to cook, but it is so worth it. My husband, who is not a fan of your usual garden variety pea soups, just loves this!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
5 Hr
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

2 tablespo
olive oil
onions, diced
stalks of celery with the leaves diced
1 cup
diced carrot (about 2 carrots)
2 cloves
garlic minced
12 c
2 c
green split peas (one pound bag)
bay leaves, dried
1-2 lb smoked butt or ham hocks or ham bone. do not used a ham that was infused with honey or brown sugar.
1 pkg
smoked turkey sausage (low fat) sliced into medallions

How to Make Dutch Split Pea soup- Aruban style


  • 1Add olive oil to large soup pot. Sautee onion, carrots, garlic and celery until celery tender about 5 minutes
  • 2Add water,bay leaf, Smoked butt and peas
  • 3Simmer covered for 3 hours. Stirring occasionally
  • 4Take out smoked butt and remove fatty areas, cut into pieces, or just pull apart and return to pot. Add Turkey Sausage and continue cooking uncovered for 1-2 hours. Continue stirring occasionally.
  • 5Serve with a crusty bread for a satisfying dinner.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dutch Split Pea soup- Aruban style

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tag: Heirloom

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

How To Pair Soups And Wine Recipe

How to Pair Soups and Wine

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Pairing soups and wine can be tricky. Besides there being many types of soup (stews, chowder, broth-based, etc.), soups are liquid and pairing liquid with liquid is strange. In reality,...

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a delicious cup of soup! Especially when your crock pot does all the work. Check out these...