Green Peas with Shallots

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A simple green pea recipe your whole family will love. Canned peas offer a shortcut to cooking peas while butter, shallot, and white wine provide elegant flavor. It has never been so easy to get your kids to eat their greens!

green peas in a large skillet with wooden spoon

If you love my Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon, you are going to love these green peas! They’re quick, easy and incredibly flavorful.

I’m always trying to get our girls to eat more vegetables. Honestly, I’m always trying to get myself to eat more vegetables {outside of salad}. I’ve played around with peas and found a crowd-pleasing flavor combination that even my kids will eat, and I think you’ll love them, too.

These peas make a great side dish but are also phenomenal when smashed into pasta. They’re so quick and easy to make, too.

green peas in a large skillet with wooden spoon

Ingredients to Make Green Peas

  • Butter – I used salted butter for cooking green peas. You can use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt as well.
  • Shallot – The sweet, mild onion flavor adds a note of savory flavor to this quick and easy pea recipe.
  • White Wine – This adds a hint of acidity and sweetness. Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out, so it is safe to serve to your kids!
  • Green Peas – This is one of the few recipe is best made from a can. You can use fresh or frozen if you prefer.

How to Make Green Peas

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add butter, shallot, wine, and peas.
  2. Stir until heated all the way through, about 5 minutes.

Believe it or not, but the green pea recipe flavor combination had Adalyn asking for seconds!

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Allow to cool and store in an airtight container up to 5 days.
peas being spooned over a plate of pasta and prosciutto wrapped chicken

Serving Suggestions

Are canned peas already cooked?

Yes! That’s the beauty of this easy pea recipe. Canned peas are completely cooked through. The peas simplyneed to be drained (to rid of excess salt and starch) and heated through in a flavorful liquid.

Are green peas good for you?

Green peas are packed full of antioxidants, zinc, Vitamin A, B C and E.

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green peas in a skillet with wood spoon

Green Peas

Author: Julie Blanner
A simple green pea recipe your kids will love. Canned green peas offer a shortcut to cooking peas while butter, shallot, and white wine provide elegant flavor. It has never been so easy to get your kids to eat their greens!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon shallot minced (about ½¼ a small shallot)
  • ¼ cup white wine can use cooking wine
  • 15 ounces green peas drained

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add butter, shallot, wine and peas.
  • Stir until heated all the way through, about 5 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions and Ingredient Notes

  • Substitute fresh or frozen peas
  • If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt (up to ¼ teaspoon)

To Store

Refrigerate – Allow to cool, store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories:126kcalCarbohydrates:16gProtein:6gFat:3gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:8mgSodium:32mgPotassium:270mgFiber:6gSugar:6gVitamin A:902IUVitamin C:43mgCalcium:27mgIron:2mg
5 from 1 vote
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