Grochowka: Polish soup

Grochowka: Polish soup

Update: 09.01.2022 – 15:49

Polish tradition
Delicious Grochowka: split pea soup with sausage


Want a new breakfast recipe?  Then don't miss our Grochowka.

Photo: StockFood / Castilho, Rua

Want a new breakfast recipe? Then don’t miss our Grochowka.

You’ll delight your whole family with this healthy treat. Especially in times of transition, this soup can keep one or the other cool.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 200g yellow split peas
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150 grams of carrots
  • 150 g parsley roots
  • 400 g potatoes, waxy
  • 100g smoked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 liter of meat broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • Black pepper from the mill
  • 200 g lightly smoked sausages, e.g. B. Polish
  • 4 tablespoons of cream
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Approximately per serving:

  • 626 calories
  • 32 grams of fat
  • 50 grams of carbohydrates
  • 32 grams of protein

Preparation time:

  • 30 minutes (plus 12 hours rest and 1 hour cook)

And here’s how it’s done:


  1. Soak the split peas in cold water overnight. Drain, rinse with water and drain the next day. Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic. Peel, wash and cut the carrots, parsley roots and potatoes into pieces.
  2. Cut the bacon into small cubes. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions with the bacon for about five minutes until light. Add the peas, remaining vegetables and garlic, simmer briefly, then pour in the broth.
  3. Mix the marjoram and cumin, add half with the bay leaf, salt and pepper everything and simmer, half covered, for about 30 minutes over low heat. If necessary, skin the sausage, cut it into slices and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add the cream and bring everything to a boil again. Season the finished soup to taste, divide into bowls or plates, sprinkle with parsley and a little marjoram-cumin mixture and serve.


You don’t know any yet Grochowka? Then it’s high time to spoil yourself and your loved ones with the Polish version of pea soup. Especially after a long walk, this comfortably warming soup is very good for lunch. Try it – we’ll tell you step by step how it works.


Ready for even more Polish specialties? Then be sure to try Lenive Vareniki. These cottage cheese balls with sweet strawberries make a great dessert. If you want something hearty, our vegetarian potatoes with fresh dill and gzik are for you.

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