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Green Pea Soup

Green Pea Soup

Quick and easy homemade green pea soup recipe. By using frozen peas, this recipe can made anytime of the year! 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green soup, green pea soup, pea soup
Servings: 4
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium leek whites and light green parts only, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 large Russet potato peeled, cut into small cubes
  • 16 oz frozen green peas
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme tied in a bundle
  • cup sour cream plus more for serving
  • additional lemon thyme for serving


  • Heat large heavy bottomed stockpot. Add oil. Once oil is warm, add garlic and onions. Cook over medium-high heat for 30-45 seconds until garlic is fragrant. Add leeks and cook until leeks and onions have softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and peas. Cook for about 2 minutes until frozen peas start to defrost. Add vegetable stock and lemon thyme bundle. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes can be easily smashed with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Remove lemon thyme bundle.
  • Puree soup using an immersion blender, or transfer soup in batches to a blender. Blend soup until smooth. Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Serve soup warm or chilled with additional sour cream and fresh lemon thyme leaves.