Pea Soup Recipe for fresh Peas, frozen Peas and yellow Peas

Pea soup served with bread cubes delicious.


Today I’ll show you my recipe for Pea -Soup. You will definitely be able to cook your own delicious pea soup after reading these lines. 

Whether you want to prepare the soup with fresh peas, frozen peas or peel peas, here is the right guide for you. With bacon, without bacon, vegetarian or vegan, I summarize all relevant facts here.

Conjure up a fine soup in your kitchen and make your dearest people happy.

Recipe for peas and pea vegetables

Peas prepared fresh from the garden. You can find my peas vegetables recipe elsewhere. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Prepare Pea Soup

The simple preparation of pea soup explained here step by step:

  • For a soup for 4 people you need about 300 g to 450 g peas, you can use fresh peas, frozen peas or dried peas.
  • Peel four shallots or two onions, dice into small cubes and place in a high pot.
  • Finely chop half a clove of garlic and add to the mixture.
  • Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil (vegan pea soup) into the pot, alternatively a piece of butter (approx. 30 g).
  • Add the peas and sweat for about 10 minutes until translucent (without colour).
  • Deglaze with dry white wine and vegetable stock and bring the pea soup to the boil.
  • Prepare the soup with fresh peas and frozen peas and let it simmer for about 30 minutes without a lid.
  • Cook the soup, prepared with peas, for approx. 60 minutes until lightly simmering, with the lid on, until the peas are soft.
  • Bring the soup to the boil and optionally add cream or soy cream (vegan/vegetarian): Slowly add the cream to the boiling soup.
  • Remove some peas from the soup and prepare them for serving.
Erbsensuppe etwas stärker gebunden mit Erbsen und Brotwürfel als Suppeneinlage serviert.

If you like it, you can make your pea soup a little thicker. The difference to the pea stew is then no longer great.

2. Pea Soup with frozen Peas and fresh Peas

That the preparation of the pea soup, prepared with frozen peas does not differ from the preparation of the pea soup with fresh peas I have summarized these here. Fresh peas from the garden please peel, this is a meditative activity and makes fun! You can put frozen peas directly into the pot, the peas can also be frozen, this is even beneficial for the preservation of the beautiful green color.

Please note the following: Cook the pea soup from fresh or frozen peas always without lid and as fast as possible. Then the soup remains green. The soup turns grey to brown if you put a lid on the pot or heat the soup several times. Light green, fresh soup looks better on the plate, that’s my recommendation.

pod peas

The peas are hiding in the pea pods. Just open them carefully and pee.

Pea soup and perfect dinner: Prepare the soup, pass through a fine sieve and stir cold on ice. This way the soup stays green and you can heat it up when your guests are there. Before serving, mix the soup with the hand blender until foamy, adding cold butter… WOW… DELICIOUS…

3. Pea Soup with yellow Peas

The pea soup with yellow peas differs a little in the preparation. You don’t have to put the peas in water because the peel is already removed.

So give the peas directly to the soup as described above. You can then cook the pea soup with the lid on. A peasoup always turns slightly grey, so it is better and energy-saving to cook this soup with lid.

The cooking time is usually about an hour, please note the information on the packaging of the yellow peas.

4. Pea Soup vegan and vegetarian

The presented soup is vegetarian or vegan in base. I prefer this variant for some time, because many guests and friends want to do without meat and because a high portion of vegetable nutrients is good for our well-being.

I would be happy if the recipe for you is a good suggestion. Here are some tips for vegan bacon, a new product to try out. Information here!

5. Pea Soup classic

The classic pea soup is served in Germany with a Viennese sausage and prepared with bacon. You can leave out bacon cubes crispy in a pan and then serve them separately with the soup. Alternatively, a soy sausage can be served as a vegan or vegetarian soup.

Crispy roast bacon cubes

Bacon cubes crispy fried and omitted fit perfectly to pea soup

6. Pea Soup Recipe

Below is my recipe for pea soup with exact quantities. Tips for the soup and decoration can be found with the ingredients and additional information on how to prepare a vegan carrot soup.

Pea soup served with bread cubes delicious.
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Pea Soup
Recipe for pea soup classic, vegetarian and vegan. Clear basic recipe for fresh peas, frozen peas or yellow peas. Variants with cream and with soy cream, tips for soup and decoration. Thomas Sixt wishes you every success.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persons
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Pea Soup
  • 30 g Butter or vegetable oil (vegan)
  • 300-450 g peas more peas, more taste!
  • 1-2 pc onion or 4 shallots, these are more fine in taste!
  • 1/2 pc clove of garlic
  • 40 ml dry white wine or prosecco
  • 800 ml water
  • 1-2 cube vegetable broth or powder
  • 4 pinch salt
  • 3 pinch pepper
  • 3 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 pinch Cayenne pepper
Pea Soup with Soy
  • 1 beaker soy cream
Pea Soup with Cream
  • 1 beaker cream
  • 1/2 bunch parsley optional thyme, lovage, cress
Pea Soup classic Soup Ingredients
  • 4 pc wiener sausages vegan/vegetarian soy sausage
  • 4 tbs bacon dices vegan/vegetarian substitute
Decoration and Soup Inlay
  • 4 tbs bread dices crispy fried
  • 1 bunch herbs fresh parsley or lovage or chervil
  • 200 g whipped cream put cream on the soup, vegan: use soy cream
  • 4 tbs Créme Fraîche formed as cams put into the soup, use vegan soy cream
Pea Soup Basic Recipe
  • Place a large high pot on the stove, butter or vegetable oil in the pot.
  • Peel and finely dice the onions or shallots and the garlic and place in the pot. Add the peas and fry for 10 minutes at moderate heat until translucent. Important note on garlic: I do not press garlic because it makes the garlic bitter and pungent in taste.
  • Then deglaze the pea soup with the dry white wine and fill up with water. Season with vegetable stock, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Bring the soup to the boil and prepare the respective variant.
Pea Soup with Soy Whip
  • Bring the soup to the boil, pour the soy whip into the boiling soup, mix, decorate and arrange the soup.
Pea Soup with Cream
  • Bring the pea soup to a boil, slowly pour the cream into the boiling soup, season to taste, mix and arrange the soup, decorate and serve.
Pea Soup classic
  • Prepare the pea soup with or without soy whip or cream, let sausages cut into slices simmer in the soup for 5 minutes, then serve. Serve with crispy bacon cubes or sprinkle on top.
Vegan or vegetarian Pea Soup
  • Prepare the pea soup with or without soy whip, fry the soy sausage, cut into oblique slices and place in the soup. Alternatively, serve vegan bacon cubes separately or sprinkle over them.

7. Calories (Kcal) Pea Soup

Nutrition Facts
Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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