Creamed Peas with Bacon Recipe -
Creamed Peas with Bacon  Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Creamed Peas with Bacon

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"This recipe has been in my family for years. It was my grandmother's. The peas are whole, not like baby food creamed peas! They simmer in bacon grease, evaporated milk, flour, salt and pepper. Very creamy and homemade and they even taste great heated up the next day."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan, crumble bacon, and reserve.
  2. Stir peas into bacon grease left in skillet. Cook on low heat until peas are warm. Stir together flour, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour in evaporated milk and whisk until smooth. Stir milk mixture into peas; cook over medium heat until heated through and thickened. Stir in bacon.
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Jan 10, 2011

Very good! My husband requested them again the next night! The only thing I would do differently the next time is to add the flour, salt and pepper to the bacon grease and cook the flour for a bit and then add the milk and peas. It tasted a bit like raw flour which I didn't care for, but it didn't seem to phase my husband!

Sep 21, 2009

I was craving creamed peas so I hunted for a recipe and found this one which added one of my favorite ingredients...bacon! I didn't have regular bacon on hand so I substituted pre-cooked which left me with no bacon grease. I used butter instead and added a little garlic powder and onion powder. Also used frozen peas instead of canned. Regardless, the dish was delicious and comforting.

Feb 09, 2010

My husband and I loved these peas. I doubled this recipe and added 2 TBSP. corn starch instead of flour. This is a great change from my pea salad which I am famous for and came up with myself but it is the only way I knew to make them except with just butter. My husband said this recipe was definitely going in our family cookbook and I agree. I served it with the creamy garlic mushroom chicken that was left over from a couple nights ago. For those of you who are interested, I threw the left over chicken in the slow cooker and dumped 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup on to and cooked it on high for like 2-3 hrs. till hot through. My variations to the recipe is on my review. I also had homemade whipped potatoes and grilled bread made from 12" hogie rolls. ENJOY!!!

Nov 29, 2010

This was good.. made to recipe just doubled for thanksgiving- needs something in the seasoning though.. to us anyway.. thanks for the recipe..

Oct 27, 2009

My husband ate peas! That says it all! Cooked just as-it was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 20, 2009

Loved this recipe. We've been looking for one like Grandma used to make and this one nailed it. Making more for dinner tonight!!

Mar 22, 2010

My husband and I both enjoyed this.

Dec 21, 2009

I'm not a fan of peas but my family is so I try ways to "dress them up" and this recipe is a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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