Keep it simple by preparing just about everything ahead of time

Recipe by MyRecipes October 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Yield:
8 Servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make soup: Sauté bacon in large pot over medium-high heat until crisp and brown. Remove and set aside. Add onion, carrot and celery to pan; sauté until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add broth, water, peas, bay leaves and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover pot and simmer until vegetables are tender and peas fall apart, stirring occasionally, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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  • Puree 5 cups soup in batches in blender. Return to pot. Stir in salt and season with pepper to taste.

  • Make croutons.

  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Crumble reserved bacon on top. Add a cat crouton and a dollop of sour cream to each bowl.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; fat 16g; saturated fat 2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 12g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 835mg.
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