Creamy Pea Soup Recipe
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Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

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"I love this soup because it simply simmers by itself on the stovetop," says Tracy Fay of Redmond, Oregon. "People are surprised to hear that it has only 1 gram of fat per serving because the texture is so creamy."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 191 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 13g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.


  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook onion and celery until tender. Stir in the water, peas, sweet potatoes, bay leaf, salt, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 70-80 minutes or until peas are tender.
  2. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Discard bay leaf. In a blender, puree soup in batches. Return to the pan; heat through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Split Pea Soup in Light & Tasty October 2005, p27

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my_litch91 User ID: 1925659 138308
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011


knatal User ID: 1394816 57199
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Very smooth and creamy without the calories and fat of cream or milk. I add 2 carrots because other split pea recipes I've liked took carrots. I didn't have the bay leaf but you can season this anyway you like. Very Good!!"

jgbrier User ID: 4733506 144275
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"Great tasting and very creamy..only change I made was to use some olive oil for cooking the onions."

bethel818 User ID: 3241579 60811
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"This soup is sooooo good, and so easy. I put some bacon in, but is not necessary. Will fix it often. Beth"

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