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.
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!