Get the best out of frozen peas by making this easy sauteed green peas recipe in just 10 minutes. this recipe is light, buttery, fresh, healthy, and makes a great side dish to any meal.
Frozen garden peas side dish
Are you looking for a healthy side dish that is affordable yet delicious, then you will love this easy stovetop sauteed peas made with frozen peas and other handfuls of pantry staples ingredients.
It is simple and quick, yet perfect for all special occasions as a vegetable side dish. Today’s recipe will be showing you how to cook green peas the right way which in my opinion is also the best way.
No need to defrost the peas or boil before cooking, it is the easiest way to cook the vegetable. While the microwave method may seem faster than the stovetop method, you can never beat the taste of the freshness from the sauteed version.
This is a pea recipe that even vegetable haters will love, it delicious and with vibrant color, no one can resist. No need to blanch and your microwave can rest too.
A cool fact about this vegetable: did you know peas are not a vegetable but legumes (beans)?
Related recipe: how to cook frozen mixed vegetables in butter
Health benefits of green peas
- Peas just like potato is a starchy food but that still packed with great health benefits
- A good source of vitamin C and E
- It is low in sugar and high in fiber
- Great for the immune system and the general wellness of the body.
It is important to note that just like everything in life, moderation is key, too of green peas just as any other type of legume can cause bloating.
Ingredients for sauteed green peas recipe
Frozen green peas
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Water: this is optional but do keep it on the side just in case you need it
How to cook frozen peas (sauteed peas)
Heat up butter on medium-low heat, add the chopped onions and Sautee until soft and translucent, add chopped garlic and cook for another minute.
Add frozen peas and stir to combine, continue to stir occasionally. Reduce the heat and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until the liquid is evaporated and peas fully cooked. Finally, season the peas with salt and black pepper, take it off the heat, and serve immediately.
PS: if adding garnish to the vegetable, stir it in just before you take it off the heat. You can add herbs such as finely chopped dill, chives, mint, or parsley)
What to serve with garden peas
Sauteed peas can be served with virtually any main meal, below are few serving suggestions
How to store
In the fridge: make sure it cools completely, transfer into an airtight container, and store for up 3 days.
To heat: simply warm in the microwave for a few minutes or on the stove top until warm to liking.
What are garden peas called in America?
Garden peas are known as English peas or hull peas in America
What is the difference between garden peas and petit pois?
Both are a variety of peas, petit pois or baby sweet peas are smaller and somewhat sweeter than garden peas.
Can I make this recipe ahead?
Yes, you can make it ahead of time and warm in the microwave or on the stovetop when needed. Do keep an eye so as not to overcook it, also, there might be a need to add a splash of water for warming on the stove.
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Sauteed Green Peas (Frozen Peas Recipe)
- 500 g frozen green peas
- 1 large garlic clove (about ½tbsp)
- ⅓ cup onion chopped
- 25 g butter
- Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- Heat up butter on medium low heat, add the chopped onions and Sautee until soft and translucent, add chopped garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add frozen peas and stir to combine, continue to stir occasionally. Reduce the heat and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until the liquid is evaporated and peas fully cooked. Finally, season the peas with salt and black pepper, take it off the heat and serve immediately.PS: if adding garnish to the vegetable, stir it in just before you take it off the heat. You can add herbs such as finely chopped dill, chives, mint or parsley)
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