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Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas

Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream peas, creamed peas, creamed peas with frozen peas, Easy Creamed Peas, old fashioned creamed peas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. frozen green peas
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook peas according to package instructions. I prefer this method. In a small saucepan, boil a small amount of salted water (approximately 4 cups). Pour the boiling water over the frozen peas just until they are covered. You may not need all the water. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked.
    Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth. Let cook for additional 30 seconds to remove raw flour taste.
    Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.
  • Over medium heat, slowly add in half and half to the butter/flour mixture while constantly whisking. Bring to a boil while constantly whisking, and let boil for approximately three minutes until it thickens.
  • Add salt and pepper to the sauce.
    Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.
  • Drain the peas, and add to the white sauce; stir.  Cover with a lid and cook until the peas are hot and the sauce is creamy, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. 
    Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.
  • Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed. 
    Old-Fashioned Creamed Peas uses frozen peas that is jazzed up with a white sauce made of butter, half and half and flour.

Notes

  • An easy way to cook frozen peas is to cover with boiling salted water for 3 - 5 minutes until perfectly tender. 
  • Season these frozen creamy peas with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Substitute heavy whipping cream for half and half, if desired.
  • To make a lower-fat version of creamy peas, use fat free half and half.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if needed.
  • If you love cream peas, try these other versions: Creamed Peas with Canned Peas and Creamed Peas and Potatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 838IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg