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Cream of Green Pea Soup

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Makes 4 to 5 servings.
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Cream of Green Pea Soup

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Our Cream of Green Pea Soup has only seven ingredients. The soup’s pretty spring color is perfect for the season! Make with fresh or frozen peas. Enjoy on its own or as a starter for a special spring meal!

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 sweet onion, finely chopped
5 cups chicken stock
4 cups frozen peas
1 baking potato, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
finely grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

In a pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and cook, partially covered, for 10 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add chicken stock, peas, potato, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes, or until peas are soft. Remove from heat.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer some peas to a blender or food processor. (The blender should be no more than one-third full.) Add enough liquid to cover. Process until smooth, then transfer to a bowl. Repeat for remaining mixture. Save a few peas for garnish. (You’ll have more broth than you need, which is fine: Just leave it in the pot.)

Return pea mixture to pot, add heavy cream, and stir. Gently reheat soup. Taste and add pepper and more salt, if desired. Serve hot, passing cheese and peas at the table.