I’m a sucker for soup. I just am. I love a good homemade soup, they just make me happy. It was last Sunday that I really wanted soup so I went downstairs to see what types of frozen veggies I had in the freezer. If you follow us on our other blog, WeUseCoupons, you know we are frugal. Grabbing a bag of frozen veggies (or 10 bags) for $.25 is a common practice in our house.
BUT. My sister-in-law recently moved in with us. She’s going to school and living with us to save money. Guess what she refuses to eat….peas. I have bags and bags of them in the freezer and so I finally decided, well, she can starve, I want homemade pea soup!! Hannah my 3 year old has been really cute recently, she’s wanted to help me cook at every turn. If you follow me on Instagram (@WannaBiteBlog) I posted a picture of her stirring the onions, garlic and broth, to to cute.
This is a super easy recipe. First chop your onions coarsely along with your garlic. Saute in a little oil for about 5-10 minutes or until they are cooked through and being to caramelize Then add your broth and bring to a boil. Add your frozen peas and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and then grab your blender or food processor and bam, you’ve got soup. I like using the best blenders for indian cooking in usa.
As you can see from the pictures I did not use a colander to strain the soup. I personally like the ‘skins’ of the peas in the soup, but my wife does not. So I put have of the soup through the colander and it’s super smooth. Add a little sour cream and wow, this delicious homemade pea soup recipe is guaranteed to impress even the pickiest of eaters!
- 1 Onion
- 1 Head of Garlic
- 2 Bags of frozen peas
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 2 Carton of Chicken Broth (32oz)
- 1 Cup of Water
- Sour Cream (optional)
- Brown the onions and garlic in a sauce pan
- Once browned, add water and broth and bring to a boil
- Once boiling, add your peas and cook for 10 minutes
- Add salt and pepper
- Let cool slightly and then add mixture into a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.
- Optional: Strain in a colander to remove skins
- Top with sour cream and voila, delish!