Kid's Favorite Pea Soup Recipe -
Kid's Favorite Pea Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Kid's Favorite Pea Soup

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"This is easy to make and is loved by even picky kids!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a pressure cooker over medium heat, saute the garlic, onion and celery in the olive oil for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the peas, broth, bay leaf and ham. Cook under pressure for 10 to 12 minutes. (Note: If you do not have a pressure cooker, cook the peas over low heat for 3 to 4 hours or use a slow cooker.)
  2. Once the peas are soft, stir in the potatoes, carrots and chervil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add water as needed to adjust the thickness of the soup.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2007

This recipe, in it's completion, was worth four stars but here's my kaveot; IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PRESSURE COOKER FIND A DIFFERENT RECIPE!!! Contrary to the little side note about cooking your peas for a few hours if you're sans pressure cooker, this recipe took me the better part of a day and a half! I ended up using almost three cartons of stock! As I said, it was tasty but not particularly convenient.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 30, 2014

I don't have a pressure cooker, so I cooked on the stove, and it took about 3 1/2 hours. If you are using this method, give your potatoes and carrots more than 15 minutes, as the soup is very thick and simmering doesn't cook the veggies enough in just 15 minutes. I subbed 1 t. tarragon for the chervil (I don't care for chervil.) It did require A LOT of thinning down. It was okay. Nobody objected to eating it. But the flavor wasn't anything special. I think I could tweak it to make it more to my taste, but I didn't like it well enough to try. The potatoes and carrots do give it a nice substance though. If you are a fan of pea soup, give it a try. (I can't imagine this being a kid's favorite though. My kids were not picky eaters, but I'm sure they would not have cared much for this soup as children!)

Jan 02, 2004

I liked it better made with ham stock instead of chicken stock.

Nov 18, 2006

I loved this and even my split-pea-hating boyfriend was happy to eat it several times so it can't be bad. All the veggies gave it a nice complexity. It comes out pretty thick though, not very soupy. (Which is not necessarily a bad thing.) The leftovers thickened up so much in the fridge that I served them as a chunky spread on baguettes. Enjoyed it a lot both ways.

Apr 30, 2004

Delicious, nutritious, easy and my girls loved it. I had to add more chicken broth though and didn't have the chervil - it was good anyway.

Aug 01, 2012

Delicious. I made it in a pot on the stove rather than in a pressure cooker. Needed more water/chicken stock but that is just the cooking method I think. Was making this for me not kids so I added some Louisiana seasoning, really gave it a lift. Thanks so much for posting.

Mar 02, 2005

Well, the kids (2 and 4 yrs old) were not crazy about it, but my husband was, me too, so maybe this will appeal more to "big kids". I had to add extra liquid for re-heating, and pureed everything. Also used ham instead of backon.

Oct 18, 2012

well, I subbed a diced ham steak for the bacon, and used sodium free stock since I was making this for someone on a VERY low sodium diet. The flavors were actually much clearer w/o the salt, but I added a little to my serving. Really good ingredient portions!


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  • Calories
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 21.9 g
  • 87%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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