A simple pea soup makes an elegant start to a spring meal. It's also a great way to use frozen vegetables when the produce section is looking bleak. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat butter and oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the butter melts. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.

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  • Stir in peas. Add water and broth; bring to a lively simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until very tender, about 1 minute.

  • Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Stir in half-and-half (if using), salt and pepper.

Tips

Note: Chicken-flavored broth, a vegetarian broth despite its name, is preferable to vegetable broth in some recipes for its hearty, rich flavor. Sometimes called “no-chicken” broth, it can be found with the soups in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets.

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; 8.8 g total fat; 2.9 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 384 mg sodium. 813 mg potassium; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 13.1 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 17.1 g protein; 1808 IU vitamin a iu; 90 mg vitamin c; 150 mcg folate; 80 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 79 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

Reviews (10)

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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2019
I made this to clean out the freezer. Sooo good! I did sub cilantro olive oil for butter and almond milk for cream. It is so vibrant and fresh! And soo easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
Wonderful soup that has been a favorite in our house. My DH was hospitalized recently and didn't eat the food and was not getting enough nutrition. They threatened a feeding tube. I brought him this soup with bacon bits and he started eating again. We call it the Miracle of Pea Soup. Making more right now! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
I found this recipe while looking for something to feed my hubby right after he had major dental reconstructive surgery. He was unable to chew on anything. The puree made things manageable for him. I even added some carrots and ham. He LOVED the flavor and said that the texture was enough to make him feel like he was actually eating something and substantial enough to make him full for the first time since his surgery. Thank you so much for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2017
made this recipe 30 years ago at school & its still a crowd pleaser Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2017
Yep. Definitely going to make this again. I used value frozen peas and it was still awesome Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2017
This soup is incredibly yummy didn't change a bit in the recipe and it sure was a crowd pleaser. Everyone loved it and asked for seconds. Will definitely make it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2017
This was perfect for the day after getting my wisdom teeth out. I was sick of smoothies and needed something savory. I didn't have celery so I used broccoli stalks and instead of broth I used the equivalent amount of water 2 tsp of poultry seasoning (rosemary thyme marjoram coriander sage). I ate this room temp and it still tasted awesome! Quick easy filling and relatively healthy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2011
Good for main course I love how fresh it taste. Good for dinner for me it will do main course rather fulfilling for me Pros: Healthy and yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy! This soup is so easy and delish. The onions and garlic add so much depth to the flavour. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent spring soup! Light and fresh tasting.Didn't need to tweak the recipe at all. I made it for dinner along with a small grilled cheese and sweet red pepper sandwich. Croutons are nice in the soup also. Read More