Spring Pea Soup Recipe
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Spring Pea Soup Recipe

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I've had this tried-and-true recipe for years. The pleasing pea soup is easy to prepare and has wonderful texture and flavor.—Denise Patterson, Bainbridge, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 133 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute potatoes in butter until lightly browned. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add peas; cook 5-8 minutes longer or until peas are tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan; heat through. Sprinkle with chives. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spring Pea Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p147

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Although this recipe seems to represent the spring season, it also suits the crisp air that the fall brings. Super simple and simply tasty. While I'm a fan of smooth soups I also enjoy having something to chew on in them so I added chopped tomatoes, purple basil and lemon zest for a refreshing zip!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"1,012 mg sodium, in 1 cup of soup?? Way, way, way too much for any human. I'm wondering why so high...the chicken broth?"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Very good! Plan to make again for a St. Pat's potluck luncheon."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"My soup came out too thin. Maybe I did something wrong. Next time I will use less chicken broth. I also think I will try sauteing some onion with the potatoes, and adding salt and pepper. I will definitely try this again."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"My six-year-old said, "Keep this recipe!""

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