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Cheesy Peas Recipe
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Cheesy Peas

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"Tired of the normal way peas are made? Don't like peas? Try this spin on the classic side dish and it will be the highlight of your dinner plate."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine the butter, thyme, rosemary, milk, and Cheddar cheese in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and stir in the peas. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring until the cheese has melted and the sauce is hot, about 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2011

Followed exactly and came out great, so much better than just plain old peas,although I used Velveeta as I had no cheddar on hand

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 13, 2012

Tried this for lunch, with left over peas. I reduced the amounts of everything because I only had about 1/2 cup of peas. Really didn't care for this, too cheesy and the herbs were to strong for me. I prefer peas in a Bechamel sauce, with salt and white pepper to taste. Although I might try a Tablespoon or 2 of cheese melted into the Bechamel sauce next time, with maybe just a small pinch of rosemary.

Jun 16, 2011

I liked these. I had to use mozzarella cheese because at the last minute (I had everything else mixed together already) I realized I had no cheddar. My husband felt there was too much rosemary and thyme, so next time I will probably decrease those spices by about half.

Aug 31, 2012

I really liked the flavor; didn't think the herbs were too strong at all. My sauce broke almost instantly, however - I guess that's what you get when you use nonfat milk. I had hoped using full fat cheddar would mitigate that, but no. So I think next time I will just cook some peas, combine the other ingredients in the microwave or something, and then pour over top the peas.

Feb 23, 2012

When I first saw the name and read the ingredients it made me curious to try. I thought it was great. Something very different. I doubled the recipe and did 1 part cheddar and 1 part velvetta. I will make again. But I think next time I will leave out the rosemary and thyme. I used less than the recipe called for and it was strong to me. Maybe it was one or the other but not sure which one. But other than that it was awesome.

Aug 08, 2011

LOVED the way this turned out! They were fantastic. I normally hate peas, but this made it possible for me to eat them. Thanks!

Dec 08, 2011

I've done this with canned peas and also frozen peas (just cook the frozen peas before adding cheese). I've used about 9 slices of American cheese per can of peas also and it's worked fine. A fast & easy microwave sidedish.

Jan 22, 2012

I don't normally like peas but everyone else in my family does. I looked for something new...this was pretty good. I would make it again!


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

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

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