Simple Side Dish: Creamed Peas

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I usually post desserts or simple main dishes but I’m switching things up with a side dish.  They are the hardest for me.  I feel good when I get dinner on the table at the same time every night.  And let’s get real- that doesn’t happen always.   But when I am really on top of my game, I have a good side to go along with the main dish.
Simple side dish: Creamed Peas using 5 ingredients you most likely have on hand. So delicious! | Thirty Handmade Days

My Mom made creamed peas growing up and I loved loved loved loved them so much.  She didn’t make them very often so it was a treat when we had them with dinner.

Creamed Peas
  • 2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
  • ⅔ cup water
  • dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 c. milk (or ⅓ c. heavy cream)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  1. Heat peas in a saucepan with water and salt according to package directions.
  2. While peas cook, melt butter in a pan.
  3. Slowly stir in flour and gradually whisk in milk.
  4. When roux bubbles, remove from heat and fold mixture into peas.
  5. Sprinkle with black pepper as desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

This recipe is so easy to make- it’s a basic roux with peas.  Be careful when you’re making your roux though.  It can turn into a clumpy mess if you don’t time things right.  The key is to add the flour and milk in slowly and mix quickly.  You could take the same base and add it to several vegetables to give it a creamy texture.
Easy to make side dish: Creamed Peas using 5 ingredients you most likely have on hand. So delicious! | Thirty Handmade Days
What about you- what do you make for side dishes?

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Cheesy Corn Casserole- the perfect side dish for any meal. Yum!
Cheesy Corn Casserole

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  1. Connie says

    Your recipe for creamed peas does not say what to do with the sugar. I sprinkled it over the peas…then stirred until melted. Is that right?

  2. Mary says

    Thanks for the creamed peas recipe; I can’t wait to try it! My grandma used to make it, and I loved it, but haven’t had it in decades.

  3. Liane Albert says

    My mom made this exact recipe growing up but she used LeSur canned baby peas… The ONLY time she ever used canned vegetables…
    She would serve and we would have this over toast / buttered toast…. LOL, a meal in and of itself… You’d be amazed how great it is over toast – give it a try!!!!

  4. Carol says

    Wow! I forgot about these! My mom also made these when I was little and I loved them, but not regular peas. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Susie says

    Wow! This and the corn casserole bring back memories! I had totally forgotten about the cream peas from our Sunday dinner when I was a child. I will be making this tonight. Thank you.