This simple pea soup, made with fresh or frozen peas and kitchen-staple ingredients, is ready in only 15 minutes. It's a quick and healthy lunch or dinner option. You will love it!

Butter up a slice of our no yeast bread with herbs and cheese to serve with this soup! And if you like simple veggie soup recipes, try our cozy celery soup or asparagus soup.

A close up of pea soup in a pot with thawed frozen peas on top.

Reasons to love this pea soup recipe

  1. This pea soup is bursting with the flavor of fresh peas, even though we usually make it with frozen peas.
  2. It's light and bright flavor makes it an ideal spring or summer soup recipe.
  3. Serve it warm or chilled. Your choice!
  4. It's amazingly quick and easy to make. If you're starving, make this. You'll be sitting down to a delicious bowl of soup in only 15 minutes.
Pea soup made with frozen peas in a pot.

Why make pea soup with frozen peas

Frozen peas are super convenient. We always have a bag of them in our freezer. The great thing about peas is that they retain most of their fresh taste even when frozen.

And once they're blended into this soup, all you will taste is delicious fresh peas. You'll never know the soup is made with frozen peas.

If you have fresh peas on hand you can absolutely use them. Simply simmer the peas in the stock for 5 minutes to cook them.

What to serve with pea soup

Serving this soup on its own is ideal for lunch. It's light, fresh, and won't leave you feeling heavy. If you're serving this for dinner, add a slice of our no yeast bread with herbs and cheese or our whole wheat Irish soda bread to make it a little more filling.

Pea soup in a bowl with some fresh peas on top.
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Pea soup in a bowl with some fresh peas on top.

15 Minute Pea Soup (with frozen or fresh peas)

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

This simple pea soup, made with fresh or frozen peas and kitchen-staple ingredients, is ready in only 15 minutes. It's a quick and healthy lunch or dinner option. You will love it!


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 6 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 ½ ounces fresh or frozen spinach
  • 4 cups stock (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Optional: ½ cup yogurt or sour cream
  • Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is transparent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the peas, spinach, stock, and thyme and bring nearly to a simmer. (If you are using fresh peas, simmer for 5 minutes.)
  3. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or in 2 batches in a regular blender. Return the soup to the heat and warm through. If using, add the yogurt then season to taste with salt. 

Notes

We use homemade chicken or beef stock in most of our soup recipes as it gives the best flavor and adds the most nutrition. You can also use storebought bone broth. Vegetable broth will work but you'll likely want to add more salt. 

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