This recipe is so special I only served it for holidays or special occasions, and then I realized any day is special. This can be made ahead and kept warm in a 250 degree F (120 degree C) oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Pour peas in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until peas are hot and tender, 5 to 7 minutes; drain.

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the fat renders and the bacon is crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir onion into the bacon dripping; cook and stir with the bacon until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Pour cream over the bacon mixture; cook and stir until the cream thickens, about 5 minutes. Season thickened cream with monosodium glutamate, salt, and pepper. Pour sherry into the thickened cream. Add drained peas and mushrooms to the skillet; gently stir to coat.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 61.1mg 20% DV; sodium 273.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
We loved this side dish! There was a lot of flavor and would make a great side to a holiday meal. I did make these ahead and kept them warm in the oven like recommended. This will definitely be made again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2013
I agree with Bonnie about the MSG you've got to be joking. Here in Australia they've banned it from use for health reasons. I make a similar peas bacon and mushroom sides but healthier without the cream and of course that rotten MSG. I did try this but only the once and that was enough for me. I'll stick to my recipe thanks. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
We loved this side dish! There was a lot of flavor and would make a great side to a holiday meal. I did make these ahead and kept them warm in the oven like recommended. This will definitely be made again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2013
I agree with Bonnie about the MSG you've got to be joking. Here in Australia they've banned it from use for health reasons. I make a similar peas bacon and mushroom sides but healthier without the cream and of course that rotten MSG. I did try this but only the once and that was enough for me. I'll stick to my recipe thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
I doubled the recipe for a potluck at work and everyone loved it. I used canned mushrooms and yellow onion. There was no oven available so I just heated it in the microwave right before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2015
As always I am looking for recipes that use up what I have. So I hesitate to give 5 stars since it's not the same recipe as written nor do I want to give it too few because if you are like me you look for how many folks like something and this is great even w/o the cream...Today what's in the fridge is peas and fresh mushrooms and cooked bacon. However I already made some creamed corn off this site and did not want two creamed dishes in one meal. So I simply left out the MSG (allergic and morally adverse)and the heavy cream. Tastes wonderful. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
Great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
Really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2015
Excellent. I'll make this again for sure. No changes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
12/11/14 Really good!! I added a little Tony's and garlic powder along with what they suggested. Didn't use whipping cream kept it a broth mix but next time I would try milk. Lot less fattening:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2016
This was so good. Use seasoned salt instead of MSG though. Read More
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