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.
Servings: 6 servings
- 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
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.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth. Let cook for additional 30 seconds to remove raw flour taste.
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.
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.
Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed.
- 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.
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