Creamy Pea Soup

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Fat 16 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 913 mg

Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, preferably sweet (such as Vidalia or Walla Walla), chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 medium red potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen peas, defrosted and drained
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped dill
Salt and pepper

Preparation

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent and softened, 8 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula, 3 minutes more. Add potatoes and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer mixture until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add peas and simmer for 2 minutes.

Puree soup in a blender or food processor; divide into batches if necessary. Return soup to Dutch oven and stir in cream, parsley and dill. Season soup with salt and pepper and serve hot.

September 2007
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