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Spring Pea Soup

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 (1-1/2 quarts)


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


  • In a large saucepan, saute potatoes in butter until lightly browned. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes. Add peas; cook until peas are tender, 5-8 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan; heat through. Sprinkle with chives and, if desired, microgreens.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 133 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • jennt1981
    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!

  • PenniJ
    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?

  • braund6101
    Feb 28, 2013

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

  • susanannewalker
    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.

  • interpretermom
    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • lgmarge
    Jun 25, 2012

    Not a big fan of peas myself, I made this for my granddaughter who loves them. I was surprised to find that I thoroughly enjoyed it too!

  • Coleen M
    May 25, 2011

    Lovely spring color!

  • amnuts2
    Apr 14, 2011

    A disappointment - Soup was thin - too much broth - I will "doctor " it up later today -