Easy Green Peas (that kids even eat!)

LAST UPDATED: May 04, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 09, 2016 | By: 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!

green peas in a large skillet with wooden spoon

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

Green Peas Recipe Ingredients:

  • Butter – I used salted butter for cooking green peas. You can use unsalted butter if that is all you have on hand. But make sure to add a pinch of salt to the recipe.
  • 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!
  • Canned Green Peas – Don’t judge, but this is yet another recipe that I’ve made fresh and from a can and I personally prefer canned {insert teeth grit}.

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!

peas being spooned over a plate of pasta and prosciutto wrapped chicken

What do you eat green peas with?

Of course I like to have a healthy balance, so I served these peas with prosciutto stuffed chicken breast and fontina pasta. 😉

Are Canned Peas Already Cooked?

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

Butter, shallots, and white wine will certainly get the job done!

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green peas in a large skillet with wooden spoon

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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 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp shallot minced {about 1/2 a small shallot}
  • 1/4 c white wine can use cooking wine
  • 15 oz 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

If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt (up to 1/4 tsp).

Nutrition

Calories:126kcalCarbohydrates:16gProtein:6gFat:3gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:8mgSodium:32mgPotassium:270mgFiber:6gSugar:6gVitamin A:902IUVitamin C:43mgCalcium:27mgIron:2mg
Keywords cooking green peas, cooking peas, easy vegetable, green peas, pea recipe, peas, side dish, vegetable
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