3 ratings

Princess and the Pea Soup Recipe

Francesca Borgognone

Easy to make and even easier to assemble, this soup is not only refreshing, but whimsical as well!


  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup chopped leeks
  • 1/2 Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 Cups frozen peas
  • 1/3 Cup chopped fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup creme fraiche
  • 1/4 Cup chopped chives
  • prosciutto bacon


Method: Heat the butter in a large saucepan, add the leeks and onion and cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes, until the onion is tender. Add the chicken stock, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Add the peas adn cook for 3 minutes, until the peas are tender. Take off the heat, add the mint and ground pepper. Puree the soup in one-cup batches on low speed utniol smooth. Transfer the soup into a mxinign bowl. Whisk in the créme fraiche and chives and taste for seasoning. Spoon pea soup into shot glasses and garnish with a dollop of créme fraiche and prosciutto bacon.