In my search for a good cream pea recipe, I found many, but none that quite matched what I wanted. So I took to my own creativity and came up with this absolutely fabulous recipe. We love it so much we have this on the side quite often.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine peas, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then stir in butter.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together cream, flour, and sugar. Stir mixture into peas. Cook over medium-high heat until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 50.1mg 17% DV; sodium 143.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
I thought these turned out delicious. However, due to previous reviews, I decided to add only 1/2 tsp of sugar to the mix, then added a few dashes of cumin and pepper. I agree that 2 Tb would be a bit much for the recipe. The cumin and pepper, and lowered sugar made this recipe a five star! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2015
A tad too sweet and lacking in flavor, so back to the drawing board I went. Halved the sugar, added minced onion and garlic and subbed chicken broth for the water. The changes were minimal, but the finished product was much more appetizing. Thank you Stephndon for the recipe. Read More
(35)
454 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 291
  • 4 star values: 113
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
I thought these turned out delicious. However, due to previous reviews, I decided to add only 1/2 tsp of sugar to the mix, then added a few dashes of cumin and pepper. I agree that 2 Tb would be a bit much for the recipe. The cumin and pepper, and lowered sugar made this recipe a five star! Read More
(186)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
very good! I added 1 cup of frozen tiny pearl onions and used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream I also added a teaspoon of onion and garlic powder Read More
(166)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
This is definitely a favourite of mine. Ironically this is the ONLY thing I make that the husband admittedly hates and refuses to eat. Peas? No problem. Creamed peas? Yeah right. Anyway I make mine with canned peas instead. And if I don't have cream I just use 2%. They're delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I've been searching for a great cream pea recipe and this is it! It has just the right amount of sweetness and creamy texture I'm making it again tonight. Thank you very much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2015
A tad too sweet and lacking in flavor, so back to the drawing board I went. Halved the sugar, added minced onion and garlic and subbed chicken broth for the water. The changes were minimal, but the finished product was much more appetizing. Thank you Stephndon for the recipe. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Excellent recipe. It will go well with many main dishes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2003
This wasn't exactly what I was looking for. It was very sweet and not the gravy-like consistancy I wanted but if you like a sweet cream flavor this is it. I just wanted more of a country gravy flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
Very good recipe. It had a real nice flavor and my family loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Peas are a favourite of mine and this was good if a little sweet for my taste. Read More
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