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Sweet Pea Soup with Bacon

Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup and 1 tablespoon bacon)
Half-and-half and refrigerated potatoes add creamy, rich texture to this soup, while the bacon provides crunch and smoky flavor.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices lower-sodium bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups refrigerated diced potatoes with onions (such as Simply Potatoes)
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen petite green peas
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 9.7 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 673 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon on a paper towel; crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in pan; discard excess drippings.

  2. Add potatoes to drippings in pan, and sauté 5 minutes or until slightly brown. Add broth and peas to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes. Place 4 1/2 cups soup in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Return pureed soup to pan; add half-and-half and pepper. Heat 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup evenly into 6 bowls, and top evenly with crumbled bacon.

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