Creamed Peas

November 15, 2022
Creamed Peas

Hey, y’all! Have you ever tried Creamed Peas? It might sound like a recipe that your MeeMaw made — and, well, it probably was. And for good reason because they are delicious! You’ll never serve peas the same way again because this recipe is so easy and really amplifies a simple vegetable; it makes a dish that we are all familiar with seem fancy. I hope you love them just as much as I do!

This recipe stems from my Auntie JJ and is a part of a larger series, #CookingLikeJJ, which you can read more about here.

Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas

Ingredients: Creamed Peas

  • 12 oz. frozen peas
  • 2/3 c. whole milk
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1.5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • garlic powder, to taste

How to Make Creamed Peas

  1. Follow the instructions on the bag to cook the frozen peas. I always do mine in the microwave. Drain well.
  2. Over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and sugar – stir until well-combined. Slowly add the whole milk, whisking continuously. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking until it has thickened. This should take about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the peas to the cream sauce, mix well, and allow the peas to warm. Serve and enjoy!
Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas Recipe

Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas

JC Phelps
Elevate a classic side dish and make my Auntie JJ's Creamed Peas. They seem fancy, yet are so easy to make. You'll love them!
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. frozen peas
  • 2/3 c. whole milk
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1.5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • garlic powder to taste

Instructions
 

  • Follow the instructions on the bag to cook the frozen peas. I always do mine in the microwave. Drain well.
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and sugar – stir until well-combined. Slowly add the whole milk, whisking continuously. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking until it has thickened. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Add the peas to the cream sauce, mix well, and allow the peas to warm. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword creamed peas
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About the Series: Cooking Like JJ

My Auntie JJ was the quintessential southern woman. She was classy, tasteful, always refined; an amazing cook and hostess; and did everything that she balanced – teaching, running businesses, raising a family, and keeping an immaculate home – with ease. She is one of the main inspirations behind JCP Eats, as she was the one who taught me about timeless, southern food and entertaining. When JJ passed away, I planned this series as a way to pay homage to her 91 years here on Earth; in a way, it’s a form of mourning – in another, it seems like my final gift to her. I hope y’all will enjoy this deep dive into the culinary archives of my family + Phelps Acres Farm. While I’ll never be able to cook as good as JJ, I can only strive to cook like JJ (hence the title of the series). Learn more here.

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Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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