This classic recipe of Easy Creamed Peas is perfect for busy week nights and, of course, holiday dinners. It’s a traditional side dish that people love for the delicious flavors and ease of making it in one pan. Additionally, it’s ready in only 15 minutes, and peas are a compliment to many main dishes.
There are two additional reasons why I love Easy Creamed Peas.
First, when you have dinner laid out on the table, food tends to cool off, right?
But, not Easy Creamed Peas. The sauce holds the heat, which keeps the peas hot. Even the serving bowl gets hot. Great!
Second, the sauce holds the peas together, so that you’re not chasing the peas all over your plate trying to get them on your fork.
Ha! You know what I’m talking about.
Making Easy Creamed Peas
One medium saucepan is all that’s needed.
Over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the onions for a couple minutes.
They should be semi-transparent, or translucent.
While the onion is cooking, measure out, and combine, the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Then, whisk in the flour mixture until fully absorbed by the butter.
Next, slowly whisk in the milk until smooth and completely combined.
Continue cooking over medium heat and bring it to a low boil.
Then, add the peas. Stir occasionally so they heat evenly.
Once the peas are tender, (after about 5 – 7 minutes), they’re done.
As a butter lover, I often throw on a pat of butter before serving.
It’s not necessary, but I want the serving from the middle.
More Side Dishes
Here are a few more favorite side dish recipes:
- Sweet Potato Mash
- Kickin’ Corn Bread
- Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Cheesy Baked Zucchini
- Buttered Parmesan Broccoli
- Mom’s Cucumber Noodle Salad
Easy Creamed Peas
- 3 Tbsp. salted butter
- 1/4 cup sweet onion or shallots, finely diced
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk (or light cream, or half-and-half )
- 16 oz. bag frozen peas
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent (approx. 2 minutes). Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until absorbed.
- Gradually whisk in milk until combined. Bring to a low boil.
- Stir in peas. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 - 7 minutes, or until peas are tender. Enjoy!
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Easy Creamed Peas
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