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 think of Spring, I think of Creamed Peas. Here in the Midwest, the rule of thumb is that you can plant peas right after the last frost and harvesting comes shortly thereafter.
But you don’t have to wait until Spring to make this super simple side dish.
For me, this recipe is a standout anytime of the year.
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So if you can’t get your hands on fresh peas, frozen peas will do, too. In fact, here in the midwest peas are harvested at the peak of ripeness and canned or frozen so that consumers like you and me can enjoy them all year long.
I love the fact that Creamed Peas 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.
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 flavor and thickening power.
Finally, add fresh cream to give this dish a touch of richness that compliments both the peas and leeks beautifully.
Then, it’s time to taste. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
See how easy this recipe is? I love it for it’s down-home flavor and versatility with a number of meat dishes. It’s my hope it’ll become your family’s favorite, too!
For more delicious side dish ideas, be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Side Dish Recipes from Wisconsin Homemaker.
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!