How to Make Creamy Pea and Bacon Soup

April 17, 2019
Try making this yummy creamy pea and bacon soup for dinner to wow your family and friends and delight their palates!

For starters, you should note that this recipe is not exactly a soup nor a cream. It’s actually a very tasty hybrid of both that’s easy to prepare and loaded with nutrients. In this article, we’re going to explain how to make creamy pea and bacon soup.

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The Health Benefits of Peas

Peas are legumes such as soy and lentils. Legumes are good sources of vegetable protein and complex carbohydrates.

They’re also rich in fiber and regulate “bad” cholesterol. In addition, 150 grams of peas contain up to 2/3 of the recommended daily intake of vitamins C and K.

Legumes are very filling and help keep your blood sugar levels under control, which means they’re ideal for diabetics, people with metabolic problems, and also for those who are trying to lose weight.

A Note on Bacon

As a heads up, you should know that, even if it’s of good quality, bacon is a processed meat. Regular consumption of processed meat doesn’t seem to be healthy.

Although you should use bacon to prepare this dish, try to consume processed meats in moderation.

How to Make Creamy Pea and Bacon Soup

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Ingredients

  • 4 cup of peas (480 g)
  • 1 leek (100)
  • 1 large onion (200 g)
  • 8 tablespoons of liquid cream (120 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper (5 g)
  • 8 bacon strips (175 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)

Preparation

  1. First, slice the bacon strips and put them on a frying pan over low heat. They’ll become crispier and somewhat smaller as they cook
  2. Once crisp, remove them from the pan, drain the excess fat, and don’t turn off the heat
  3. Chop the leek and onion and stir fry them in the same pan you used for the bacon until golden brown.
  4. Add the water, salt, and pepper to a separate pot. Set the pot from low to medium heat and pour the peas in it.
  5. Let them cook for about 35 minutes. If you have a pressure cooker, they’ll only need about 15 minutes to cook.
  6. Drain the water, let the peas cool slightly, and puree them to remove any traces of skin and make them creamier.
  7. Pour the peas into the frying pan once again and add the liquid cream.
  8. Finally, let cook for another five minutes over low heat.
  9. After this time, turn off the heat, serve, and garnish with the bacon.

Enjoy!