Why I love this easy frozen peas recipe
Frozen peas are one of my favorite go-to sides. My kids absolutely love them, and as long as they want to eat them, I’m thrilled to serve them. They’re on regular rotation with my microwave steamed broccoli, and I love how easy they are.
No matter what you serve with them, these peas are delicious, and I promise you’ll never this frozen peas are boring again.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
How to make this frozen peas recipe
Sauté the garlic. Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add olive oil and minced garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant. This should only take about 30 seconds or so.
Cook the peas. Dump the frozen peas into the skillet and allow them to cook until they’re heated through. While they’re cooking, season with salt & pepper. I generally add about 1/4 teaspoon of coarse salt to start and if I’m making a large bag, I’ll adjust as needed.
And, that’s it. Your peas are cooked and ready. Serve them while they’re nice and hot with your favorite main dish.
FAQs and tips on making frozen green peas
Nope, that’s one of the great things about making frozen peas, they are so quick. No need to thaw, you can cook these straight from the freezer.
Absolutely, the canning process removes a lot of nutrients from peas, plus there is a lot of added sodium. Fresh or frozen peas are much more nutritious for you.
More easy vegetable recipes you’ll love:
- Sautéed cauliflower
- Microwaved steamed broccoli
- Sautéed cabbage
- Spicy honey brussels sprouts
- Air fryer green beans
More dairy free side dishes:
- Easy garlic rice
- The best vegan risotto
- Roasted german potato salad
- Instant pot baked beans with bacon and brown sugar
Vegetables sides don’t have to be boring. Learn how to cook frozen peas the right way. They’re full of flavor and so easy to make. Plus, your family will love them. Serve them alongside your favorite main dish to make a complete and healthy meal.
- 1 16-ounce bag frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Coarse salt & black pepper
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add olive oil and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
- Pour in frozen peas. Cook until heated through, stirring as needed, and season with salt & pepper, to taste.
- Category: Sides
- Method: Stovetop
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 58
- Sugar: 2.4 g
- Sodium: 51.3 mg
- Fat: 2.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.9 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 2.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Melissa Belanger
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