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Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Creamy Pea Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011


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!!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

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

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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