Creamy Pea Soup

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


Making the creamy pea soup is the perfect idea when it is colder outside or if you are just looking for a winter warmer soup recipe. Garnish with herbs.



  • 500g (1 lb) peas, fresh or frozen
  • 200g (½ lb) crème fraîche
  • parsley, for garnishing


  1. Blanch the peas for 2-3 minutes until they are just tender and still bright green. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  2. Tip the peas into a blender and add just enough of the liquid (about 500ml/1 pint) to cover and whiz to a smooth purée.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add all but 60g (4 tbsp) of crème fraîche and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
  4. Pour the soup into warm bowls and dollop the reserved crème fraîche on top. Serve immediately.


  • There are other alternatives to the crème fraîche being used in this recipe, like single (running) cream, double (whipping) cream and even milk. Don’t be afraid to experiment!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 119 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.1 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg