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    ThatBobbieGirl's Better-Than-Campbells Green Pea Soup

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    3 hrs 45 mins

    15 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    ThatBobbieGirl's Note:

    My husband issued me a challenge shortly after we were married. I hated paying the price for his favorite soup-in-a-can, Green Pea Soup, by Campbell's. Not the Split Pea, but the one that's creamy smooth. He hates lumpy pea soup! Well, he told me if I could make it "just as good" as the can, he would eat it and I could stop paying a dollar a can (or more). Well, it took me about 8 years, and lots of tries, but I finally got it right. Hey, don't look at me like that, it's not like I was trying for eight years straight. I mean, you can only eat pea soup so often! When I make this now, I usually make a double or triple batch so I can freeze some - it does freeze well. Oh, and no, there is no ham or meat of any kind in this, just some bouillon. I read the can label and saw it contained no meat, unlike the Split Pea Soup. I prefer it this way. By the way, a couple of months ago, I found a foodservice sized can of Green Pea soup at our grocery outlet store, for just over a dollar. At that price, I bought it to have on hand for a quick last-minute meal. My family complained! It was way too salty for their taste now! I guess they're finally weaned. Now if I could just convince the kids that homemade Macaroni & Cheese is better than the Blue Box Stuff.......

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      Combine everything in a large, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid (use one that holds at least 6 quarts).
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil.
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      Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until peas are tender and soup reaches desired thickness.
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      Puree in blender, or in the soup pot using a handheld stick blender (I love those things!) Re-heat if needed, over very low heat.
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      I have slow-cooked this in a crockpot, but was not happy with the results.
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      I did it just until the peas were done, but my husband and I agreed it tasted way overcooked, and even adding lemon juice didn't help much.
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      Stove-top cooking just until the peas are tender gives this a much fresher taste.
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      My family loves this served with freshly baked homemade bread and a tossed salad.
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      VEGETARIANS: As is, this is not vegetarian, you can make it so, by substituting salt or a vegetarian bouillon for the chicken bouillon.
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      LOW SALT DIETS: This is what I've done this for my mother in law who can't have salt: eliminate chicken bouillon, and add freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste.
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      Usually about one lemon does it, but it depends on the size of the lemon.
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      I recommend adding a bit of lemon if you're not salt-restricted, along with the bouillon- it's truly wonderful.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 29, 2012


      I made this soup today and I would say cut back on the pepper if you are not a pepper lover which I am not . also added about 2 cups of milk at the end cause the soup was way too thick for my taste so added the milk . Next time I will cut back on the pepper and add milk again . other than that I went with the recipe and it was tasty and good . Thanks for sharing from another pea soup lover .

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    • on April 15, 2009


      Very tasty! It wasn't thick enough for me so I added more dried green split peas. I also added finely chopped precooked ham slice and used low sodium liquid chicken broth. Thank you for posting this tasty recipe! :D

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    • on March 02, 2009


      I made this yesterday and it turned out wonderful. I added a bag of baby spinach and after cooking used the "boat motor" on it to puree it. As I am on a blood type diet eliminating milk and pork, i.e. ham usually added to pea soup, this recipe was great. Will definitely be making this again. thanks !

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    Nutritional Facts for ThatBobbieGirl's Better-Than-Campbells Green Pea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (475 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 217.5
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.1 mg
    Sodium 403.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.7 g
    Sugars 6.9 g
    Protein 14.7 g

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