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Creamed Peas

Skillet Creamed peas are a cozy old-fashioned dinner side dish that compliments almost every meal. Easy to make and delicious, with tender peas simmered in a creamy sauce. 


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Creamed peas uses up basic ingredients and turns them into a comforting dish that makes a delicious side at any dinner. Serve them with Sunday dinner or as part of your holiday meal.  

This easy-peasy recipe only takes 15 minutes to make, making it a fantastic option to make for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve with meatloaf, hamburger steaks, or slow cooker chicken


You can also pair this recipe with other side dishes like glazed carrots or corn pudding when you’re feeding a crowd. To serve a larger family or crowd you can also double all the ingredients.

Creamed Peas Ingredients

  • Butter - I prefer salted butter in this recipe
  • Flour - regular all-purpose flour
  • Salt - sea salt is my go to
  • Pepper - white pepper but can use ground black
  • Half ‘n’ half
  • Peas - frozen holds up better when cooking
  • Dill - fresh or dried

Creamed peas are similar to creamed corn, but with peas. The recipe calls for frozen peas but fresh or canned peas could also be used. 

If using fresh peas, they may take a bit longer to cook. When using fresh peas make sure they are tender before serving. If using canned peas you’ll need about two cups of peas that have been drained.


To create a smooth texture for the creamed peas it’s important to brown the flour before adding the cream to the pan. The finished dish can be garnished with a number of herbs including dill, basil, or mint. The herbs could also be simmered with the pea mixture.

How to Make Creamed Peas

FIRST STEP: In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, heat butter until it just begins to brown. 

SECOND STEP: Add flour, salt, and pepper to the pan and brown for 1 additional minute.

THIRD STEP: Whisk half ‘n’ half into the flour mixture until smooth.

FOURTH STEP: Add frozen peas and a teaspoon of chopped dill and heat over medium until mixture comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Stir regularly to ensure the half ‘n’ half does not stick and burn to the bottom of the pan.

FIFTH STEP: Season with additional salt and pepper and garnish with fresh dill and butter, if desired.

Can I use fresh peas for this recipe? 

You can use frozen, fresh, or canned peas for this recipe. If using fresh peas, they may take a bit longer to cook, so make sure they are tender before serving. If using canned peas you’ll need about two cups of peas that have been drained.

Can I freeze creamed peas? 

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe as the creamy consistency of the sauce tends to break when thawed, leaving an undesirable texture.

Can I use other vegetables for this recipe? 

Instead of just peas, you could use a mixture of peas and carrots, corn, or even a vegetable medley for this creamy side dish. 

How to Store Creamed Peas 

IN THE FRIDGE:  Store leftover creamed peas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

IN THE FREEZER: It’s not recommended to freeze leftover creamed peas. When thawing the dish after being frozen, the creamy consistency of the sauce can break, leaving an undesirable texture.

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Creamed Peas

Easy to make creamed peas are a cozy old-fashioned side dish that compliments almost every meal. Tender peas simmered in a creamy sauce make a comforting dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Creamed Peas, Side DIsh
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 202kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp salted butter plus more for serving
  • 1 ½ tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ to 1 tsp white pepper
  • 2 cups half ‘n’ half
  • 28 oz bag frozen peas
  • fresh dill

Instructions

  • In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, heat butter until it just begins to brown.
  • Add flour, salt, and pepper to the pan then brown for 1 additional minute.
    TIP: It’s important to brown the flour before adding the cream to the pan. The browned butter and flour adds flavor and provides a smooth texture to the creamed peas.
  • Whisk half ‘n’ half into the flour mixture until smooth.
  • Add frozen peas and a teaspoon of chopped dill and heat over medium until mixture comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Stir regularly to ensure the half ‘n’ half does not stick and burn to the bottom of the pan.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and garnish with fresh dill and butter, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1104IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg

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