2 cans (15 ounces each) peas (undrained)
1 cup nonfat or 1% milk
1 teaspoon chicken or vegetable bouillon
1 Tablespoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- In a medium saucepan, heat peas with liquid over medium heat. As the peas warm, mash them with a fork or potato masher to the thickness you want.
- Stir in milk, bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper, if desired. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve warm.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- For a smoother soup, combine peas with liquid and milk in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, then add to saucepan.
- Try fresh onion for extra flavor! Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in the saucepan over medium heat. Add 3/4 cup chopped fresh onion. Cook until onion is soft then add peas with liquid.
I just made this for the first time today. I wasn't sure about putting a tablespoon of onion powder in the soup. That seemed like a lot to me. Is that an error or does the recipe really call for that much onion powder? I made it with less today and it tastes fine, but if you tell me that is correct, next time I will make it with that amount and see if it tastes better!
We're so glad you tried this recipe. It's a great way to use canned peas! The amount of onion powder is not an error. One Tablespoon of onion powder is about the same as a medium chopped onion. See the notes about substituting fresh onion. The onion flavor can certainly be adjusted to fit your personal taste so using less onion powder is fine.
The Food Hero Team
Made this for my husband and me for lunch; served with a grilled cheese sandwich. Per the suggestion in the notes, I diced an onion instead of using onion powder. I also added 2 diced carrots and 1/2 cup diced ham. Sauteed the onions, carrots, and ham together. Put both cans of peas into the nutribullet for a couple seconds before adding to the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Thank you for the recipe for using the canned peas, and I'll be making this again.