This is a very old and simple recipe to make.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over low heat, stir together the butter and flour. Cook until flour is evenly coated.

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  • Over medium heat, stir in approximately 1/2 cup of milk at a time until thick.

  • Add the peas and onions and cook until hot. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

169.6 calories; 5.6 g protein; 16.9 g carbohydrates; 25.2 mg cholesterol; 125.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
This has been one of my family's favorite dishes for years with one variation. Try frying 4 slices of bacon until crisp. Drain and set aside. Make the light roux with 4T bacon drippings instead of the butter. Season with Creole seasoning to taste and crumble bacon into finished dish. There are never any leftovers and even pea-haters love this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2003
This was okay but I thought it would be better with canned or fresh peas. The thawed peas kind of have a thick waxy skin. I think they're fine to use as an ingredient in a recipe but when it's the main ingredient it's very noticeable. It might help if the peas were blanched or parboiled first instead of just thawed. Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
This has been one of my family's favorite dishes for years with one variation. Try frying 4 slices of bacon until crisp. Drain and set aside. Make the light roux with 4T bacon drippings instead of the butter. Season with Creole seasoning to taste and crumble bacon into finished dish. There are never any leftovers and even pea-haters love this. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
This has been one of my family's favorite dishes for years with one variation. Try frying 4 slices of bacon until crisp. Drain and set aside. Make the light roux with 4T bacon drippings instead of the butter. Season with Creole seasoning to taste and crumble bacon into finished dish. There are never any leftovers and even pea-haters love this. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I was looking for a quick simple recipe for creamed peas and found this. I used one can of peas and cut the ingredients in half for a speedy side dish and it still tasted yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2003
This was okay but I thought it would be better with canned or fresh peas. The thawed peas kind of have a thick waxy skin. I think they're fine to use as an ingredient in a recipe but when it's the main ingredient it's very noticeable. It might help if the peas were blanched or parboiled first instead of just thawed. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
This was a hit at thanksgiving - my dad especially liked it. I think I added quite a bit of salt and pepper in the end and that's all the flavoring this dish needed. Thanks! This one is easy and a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2012
When making this sauce I would suggest that you cook the butter and flour together - gently you don't want it to brown but you do want to cook the flour. It should smell like pie crust cooking then add COLD milk for a smooth and velvety sauce. I add a pinch of nutmeg along with the salt and pepper it makes a huge difference in flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
I was surprised at how fast and easy this was to make. I had never heard of creamed peas and onions before but now I know! My husband who swears he doesn't like peas seemed to enjoy it. I only had frozen peas so I just added raw chopped onion with the peas. It worked out great and I will definitely make this again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
I needed a side dish for "Best Ever Chicken Casserole" tonight and this recipe did the trick. I have fond memories of my grandma's creamed peas and this is darn close to the taste I remember. Don't forget to add a little salt and pepper. It's so good you might think about having this for the main course next time. I like COSMOSCHNAUZ's suggestions and will try them next time. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
Quick and easy! Just like grandma used to make. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2008
This was pretty bland and blah but a good base for some more flavorful variations. i think if you grew up eating creamed peas and onions this is a perfect traditional recipe. If not try using separate frozen peas and onions and brown the onions first. The bacon would probably jazz it up too. Read More
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