Cook bacon in large saucepan on medium heat 10 to 12 min. or until crisp, turning frequently. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 Tbsp. drippings from pan.
Add onions, celery, carrots and garlic to reserved drippings; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in all remaining ingredients except bacon; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas are tender.
Crumble bacon; stir into soup. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme or parsley before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 53g
Dietary Fibers 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.