Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croûtons

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Kids will love this green vegetable blend with chunks of breaded fish fingers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Soup only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal328
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.88g
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  • 500g frozen pea
  • 4 medium potato, peeled and cut into cubes



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  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 300g pack fish finger (about 10)
  • 3 tbsp green pesto


  1. Tip the peas and potatoes into a large saucepan, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins, until the potato chunks are tender. Meanwhile, grill the fish fingers as per pack instructions until cooked through and golden. Cut into bitesize cubes and keep warm.

  2. Take a third of the peas and potatoes out of the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Blend the rest of the soup until smooth, then stir in the pesto with the reserved vegetables. Heat through and serve in warm bowls with the fish finger croûtons on top.

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Comments (55)

allymacster's picture

Fabulous recipe. It definitely needs an onion adding, and a touch of salt and pepper though. I will be making another batch as soon as this one has gone.

allielovetocook's picture

I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could .. it's soooo easy, and SO good! I just added a chopped onion to the start of the recipe as I love the base flavour they give, everything else stayed the same. Thickness was perfect .. flavour was amazing. Especially as I made my own Pesto (first time!) using the Good Food Recipe. It is so lovely, and so different and mellow compared to the shop-bought varieties. Both recipes will be used time and time again.

rturner's picture

A favourite, I've made this lots of times. Dont put in the pesto but love the fish fingers on top- it's a recipe for fish, chips and mushy peas as a healthy soup so it's got to be a winner!

jenniferbrickman's picture

forgot to add: I bought store brand pesto and it turned the soup a funny color. better to buy really good homemade pesto.

jenniferbrickman's picture

Thick, hearty and filling soup! Had tons of leftover. Husband loved the soup especially the fish croutons. Added an extra potato as my husband is Irish and loves his potatoes! Next time will add fewer peas. The frozen peas tasted a bit hard. Put chopped up sundried tomatoes on top instead of fish croutons. Better the next day.

chanonica's picture

We've just eaten this for our dinner now and it is really lovely and so filling. My 2yr old son who has started a fussy eating phase couldnt get enough of it. So simple to make and SUPER CHEAP!!

hmr1177's picture

A great recipe, and ideal to take to work.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Only 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make and delicious too. Doesn't come much better than that!

ellespice22's picture

This recipe is GREAT. I cooked it for my parents and little brother and they thought the fish fingers were hilarious. Then they tried it and within minutes were asking for more!

laurenwalker82's picture

So quick and easy to make, with a yummy outcome! We added more fish fingers to create a more substantial meal. I had the left overs for lunch without the fish fingers the next day. 10 out of 10 and will defo be doing this on a regular basis!

mccamley's picture

Yum yum :) great for a hangover

jonno78's picture

My 2 year old absolutely loves this. A great recipe.

laurabow's picture

Delicious soup, and very cheap to make. I stirred in a little garlic cream cheese at the end and it gave it a delicious creamy swirl.

nancita's picture

I added some grated Parmesan to taste and it was lovely. Would make this again!

bfcpaul's picture

We love this in our house. Especially my 18 month old daughter who thinks its great. The soup is really good for taking to work the following day too (minus the fish fingers).

A real family favourite.

daviesx4's picture

Really lovely, so easy and quick to produce.

janebain's picture

Loved this soup, a meal in a bowl. Very quick and easy.
Made the mistake of adding a bag of sugar snap peas I had to use up which made the end result rather stringy, will stick to podded peas next time.

lenawylie's picture

This was delicious, looked just like the picture and possible the easiest soup I have made. Hubby was very impressed with the concept of fish finger croutons. Will make this again.

sarah_corns's picture

Delicious! I made this last night, when I saw the recipe I wasn't sure but decided to give it a go as the comments where so good. It was really lovely warming comfort food. The fish fingers are a must as they add a little something extra.

emmarouse's picture

I made this for lunch today and agree with everyone that it is incredibly tasty.

I think next time I make it I will add more stock as it was a bit thick and now it is cold, it looks a bit like baby food!


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