This Easy Creamed Peas recipe is made with either fresh or frozen peas that are nestled in a creamy white sauce that’s the perfect side dish with most meat dishes.
How to Make Easy Creamed Peas Recipe
When I need a side dish with roasted meats, I think of Creamed Peas.
It assembles quickly and easily. And, much like the classic creamed carrots and peas recipe many folks have come to love, this straight-up peas version goes well with a variety of meats from meatloaf to roasted chicken, to even leg of lamb.
But you don’t have to wait until Spring when this vegetable is at its peak to make this super simple side dish.
For me, this recipe is a standout anytime of the year.
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Start with chopped leeks and fresh or frozen peas cooked in chicken stock or broth (whichever you have on hand).
Add a sprinkling of flour to thicken the sauce.
I like to also add a pat of butter to add more layers of flavor and thickening power.
Finally, add fresh cream to give this dish a touch of richness that compliments both the peas and leeks beautifully.
Heat for a minute longer then it’s time to taste. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
Serve these Creamed Peas hot, alongside your meat dish. Enjoy!
As you can see, this recipe is really quick to make and it’s down-home flavor and versatility with a number of meat dishes should become your go-to recipe anytime of the year.
It’s my hope it’ll become your longtime family’s favorite, too!
For more delicious side dish ideas, be sure to check out these family favorites:
- Roasted Golden Beet Salad
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Crescent Spirals
- Bird Style Romano Beans
- Baked Herb Potato Wedges
- Flemings Creamed Corn
Easy Creamed Peas
- 1 pound fresh or frozen peas
- 1 cup leek chopped (white and 1/2 of green stem) clean well.
- 1 cup chicken stock or broth
- 1 cup cream
- 1 tbsp butter optional
- 1 tbsp flour optional
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan, place frozen peas and chopped clean leeks.
- Add chicken stock or broth and boil for about five minutes.
- If you’d like, you can add optional butter and sprinkle flour over peas to thicken sauce. Stir well to remove any lumps.
- Turn heat to low and add cream.
- Stir well and cook for another three minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!