Cheat’s 5-ingredient creamy pea soup

Aug 30, 2020
This delicious soup is perfect for time poor people who don't want to break the budget! Source: Getty.

You don’t have to break the budget just to enjoy a mouthwatering dinner. Take this creamy pea soup for example that uses some of the cheapest ingredients and yet still comes out with an absolutely gourmet flavour!

With under half an hour of cooking and preparation time, this soup is everything you could want in a low-maintenance, low-cost dinner for those midweek meals you just want to whip up in no time at all. Enjoy!


  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups (1L) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 750g frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) pouring cream
  • Finely chopped chives, to serve


  1. Heat a large greased saucepan over low heat. Cook the onion, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until onion softens.
  2. Add the stock. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Add the peas and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until mixture just comes to the boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Use a stick blender to carefully blend until almost smooth. Add half the cream and blend to combine. Season.
  4. Ladle soup evenly among serving bowls. Drizzle with remaining cream and sprinkle with chives to serve.

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