Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

A Springtime Favorite
Fresh soup with fresh ingredients is just the type of dish that shouts springtime! Creamy Fresh Pea Soup with Bacon is a delicious starter for an Easter brunch or dinner and can be kept warm in a slow cooker. In my opinion, this soup is good anytime and also makes an excellent choice for a weeknight dinner. Serve with croutons and a salad on the side.
Vegetarian version: It's so very easy to change this soup into a vegetarian dish. Use vegetable stock instead of chicken and delete bacon and top with chopped chives or sour cream.
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Ingredients for Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

  • 1 tbls. butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups fresh green peas, shelled or frozen peas
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

  1. In a 3 qt. saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Add garlic and onion and saute until onion is soft.
  3. Add chicken stock and peas, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, until peas are tender.
  5. Let mixture cool slightly.
  6. Puree soup in small batches in a food processor or blender.
  7. Return to saucepan, add salt and pepper to taste and half and half.
  8. Serve in bowls and top with bacon.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful soup recipe! Especially right now since it is so cold out.

  2. This recipe sounds delicious and all of the ingredients are foods that my husband would like.

  3. We make split-pea soup a lot. We've never tried croutons, thanks for that idea!