Homemade pea soup is less than 30 minutes away, with canned sweet peas, bagged spinach and chicken broth as time savers. Blending early in the preparation so the soup purees all at once in only one batch, keeps it simple too.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onion about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and soft, stirring frequently.

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  • Blend onion, peas, spinach, lemon juice, thyme and 2 cups chicken broth in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Return to same saucepan. Stir in remaining broth. Gently heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in cream, if desired. Heat over low heat about 1 minute. DO NOT BOIL. Garnish with garlic croutons, if desired.

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:

For Minted Sweet Pea Soup, use 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves instead of thyme in Step 2.

For Tuscan Pea Soup, add 1/2 cup fresh basil instead of thyme in Step 2. Garnish with Parmesan cheese with garlic croutons in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts

241.9 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 40.1mg 13% DV; sodium 1571.3mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2019
This is simply amazing. Accidentally I halved the amount of spinach (used frozen) but I still found this very tasty and will probably continue to make it as such. Also used 4 Tbsp lemon juice.I never added the last 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth leaving it thicker and it was delicious. I divided some of the soup and did add some cut-up ham which I served at dinner but will plan on leaving the remainder meatless for a nice light lunch. A little bit of sour cream was lovely but not necessary I can t rave enough about this recipe. It reminds me of a pea soup I had years ago served in a fine restaurant. Perfect for the summer and tastes garden-fresh. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
This is simply amazing. Accidentally I halved the amount of spinach (used frozen) but I still found this very tasty and will probably continue to make it as such. Also used 4 Tbsp lemon juice.I never added the last 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth leaving it thicker and it was delicious. I divided some of the soup and did add some cut-up ham which I served at dinner but will plan on leaving the remainder meatless for a nice light lunch. A little bit of sour cream was lovely but not necessary I can t rave enough about this recipe. It reminds me of a pea soup I had years ago served in a fine restaurant. Perfect for the summer and tastes garden-fresh. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2019
Didn't add the spinach and I added ham cubes Read More