16 Dinners That Start With Frozen Peas
While many of us may have them tucked away in the freezer for putting on bumps and bruises, a bag of frozen peas can actually be the base for delicious meals. Whether thrown into a stew, stirred into pasta, or bulking up a curry, learn 16 ways to use frozen green peas for dinner tonight.
This green twist on minestrone skips the tomatoes and bulks up on veggies like peas, zucchini, and green beans. If you want things even more flavorful, recipe creator Melanie C. suggests, "brown some pancetta or bacon in olive oil before proceeding with the recipe."
Penne Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto
Described as "frugal fabulous," this hearty pasta dinner is easy on the budget and easy to prepare. Reviewer heathertup says, "It's a great meal to make for a one-dish dinner that doesn't take all that long and is kid friendly."
Arakas Latheros (Greek Peas with Tomato and Dill)
"Peas are normally considered a side dish, but in Greece it is common to eat a plate full of vegetables as a main course," says recipe creator Diana Moutsopoulos. "This traditional way of cooking peas is so satisfying and healthy, it will most certainly become a favorite. Serve with crusty bread and feta for the ultimate meal!"
Baked Salmon with Lemony Orzo and Basil-Bacon Peas
This impressive plate can be whipped up in less than an hour. Seasoned salmon is combined with lemony orzo and bacon-cooked peas for a can't-be-beat dinner.
Fried Rice Restaurant Style
There's no need to call for takeout! Use up leftover rice in this recipe that can rival your favorite restaurant's fried rice.
Pasta with Peas and Sausage
For when you need some simple and scrumptious for dinner, this can be your new go-to. "This dish was neither complex nor difficult, but that doesn't mean it wasn't incredibly delicious and satisfying," says naples34102.
Green Pea and Ham Salad
This simple recipe can easily become dinner. Serve it scooped onto sandwich rolls or tossed into a greens salad.
Vegetarian Indian Cauliflower and Pea Curry
No meat necessary for this flavorful curry. Cauliflower, peas, and tomatoes combine for a veggie-packed dish.
Mom's Peas and Noodles
"This was a dish my mother made during Lent when we were kids and at other times to stretch our grocery dollars. It's easy to make and simple in taste," says Linda(LMT). "This recipe can be multiplied easily to serve the number of people eating."
There's no stick to your ribs meal quite like shepherd's pie. Here, ground beef is combined with frozen peas and corn before being smothered in a layer of rich mashed potatoes.
Chicken and Pea Casserole
"My picky family LOVES this recipe! Because I never know what will be in my pantry at the time I have tried this recipe with both fresh and canned chicken, frozen and canned peas, and extra soup OR extra sour cream. It's always delicious," says reviewer Jillian.
Green Pea Patties
Don't let the bright green color of these patties scare you off. Recipe creator siulinskitchen says these savory little bites can be served a an appetizer, side, or main dish.
Kheema Matar (Beef and Pea Curry)
Beef and Vegetable Stew
"This was a delicious meal and because it had potatoes in it, it was a complete meal," says Kirsty Brook. "This is great on a rainy day to warm you up."
Best Tuna Casserole
What makes this recipe stand out from your standard tuna casserole is the salty and crispy topping of potato chips. Each bite has some extra flavor and crunch.
Instant Pot® Linguine with Pesto and Peas
With the help of the Instant Pot, this pasta dinner can be on the table in about half an hour. The peas are stirred in at the end and cooked for an additional minute to avoid becoming mushy.