This is an great side with mashed potatoes and chicken! Company loves this one and so does my husband. Not the boring everyday plain peas.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Fill a small saucepan with one inch of water. Bring to a boil, add peas, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions, and cook for a few minutes, or until tender. Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in cream, and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring until smooth and thick. Stir in peas, and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 82 mg cholesterol; 293 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2011
Creamed Peas is something my mother would make occasionally and I remember thinking it was a treat when she did. I loved 'em! But...back then canned vegetables were most commonly used so the creamed peas were made with canned peas. Hubs and I agree canned were and still are infinitely better than frozen and while this recipe takes frozen peas a step in the right direction they're still frozen peas. That said this is a good recipe and I particularly liked the subtle hint of nutmeg (I used fresh grated). Cooking the peas for five minutes is not necessary and might even shrivel them up - just heating them up is fine. In fact they were a little too creamy and just throwing in an extra handful of frozen peas took care of that - no cooking necessary! I'd consider giving this another try - with canned peas. Read More
(17)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2011
Creamed Peas is something my mother would make occasionally and I remember thinking it was a treat when she did. I loved 'em! But...back then canned vegetables were most commonly used so the creamed peas were made with canned peas. Hubs and I agree canned were and still are infinitely better than frozen and while this recipe takes frozen peas a step in the right direction they're still frozen peas. That said this is a good recipe and I particularly liked the subtle hint of nutmeg (I used fresh grated). Cooking the peas for five minutes is not necessary and might even shrivel them up - just heating them up is fine. In fact they were a little too creamy and just throwing in an extra handful of frozen peas took care of that - no cooking necessary! I'd consider giving this another try - with canned peas. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2003
This was a perfect recipe for me & my husband. He loves peas and I love mushrooms (added extra) We both loved this one. It's a keeper! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I like both mushrooms and peas and the idea of them together as a side dish sounded good. I did not have canned peas so I used frozen sweet peas. I did not cook the peas for a full five minutes as I did not want them overcooked. I just cooked them until tender and set them aside. I also wanted to retain their bright green color. I thought they were tasty but a little too creamy for me. I would cut back on the amount of light cream next time. The nutmeg was a nice subtle addition and this dish was tasty overall. I served this with "Sunday Meat Loaf " and "Montreal Steak Seasoned Mashed Potatoes " from AR site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2002
This tasted great and looked much more complicated than it is! I made some substitutions for convenience but the taste was still fantastic: canned peas and mushrooms instead of frozen or fresh half & half instead of cream and 1 tsp onion powder instead of onions (we don't like onions). This has such a mild flavor it went very well with a spicy main dish. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
This was the first time I had ever made creamed peas and I am so glad I tried this recipe first. It is the only way I will make them from now on! I only made one substitution - I didn't have cream so I used evaporated milk and a little extra butter. I also used canned mushrooms instead of fresh. This was delicious and everyone at the table loved them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2011
Creamed peas over New Red Potatoes is a favorite! Milk works just as well as the cream-Mushrooms were a nice addition but then again I like mushrooms in just about everything except Captain Crunch!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
This dish is delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed it. This is a classic dish that is always a crowd pleaser. I will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing Cheeto! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
Excellent!! Used half & half instead of the light cream but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Hubby is already asking when we can have again! Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2009
These were pretty good! Even my pea-hating fiance liked them. I gave it 4 stars just because it was pretty bland. I added quite a bit of pepper and threw a clove of garlic (chopped) in. I used skim milk and a little extra flour. Thanks:) Read More
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