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Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas Recipe

Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas Recipe

New potatoes and peas are treated to a creamy sauce for this special side. —Jane Uphoff, Cunningham, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 3. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 156 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"This recipe was awesome! Everyone loved it,but my question is...... is it only supposed to be served warm?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Oh my, this was really good! My personal tastes dictate that it would be a solid 5-star recipe by adding some cubed hickory ham and leaving out the onion."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Very good but cut the amount of peas in half."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"One of my fav things with fresh garden vegies. I use fresh fright out of the pod peas , baby potatoes and baby carrots to.. Then either green onions or chives, which ever I have left. We like the sauce fairly thick, so everything gets coated. So good !!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"This recipe looks like one that has been in my family for at least 5 generations. We have always called it 'Potaten'. The only difference is we add new tiny carrots and use pearl onions. We also add a tablespoon of sugar. It is delicious, especially with all new veggies from the garden."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I am definitely no Betty crocker :) I'm just learning to cook, I found this recipe because my grandma used to make the best peas and potatoes!! My family loves onions so I used about 1/4 c and honestly it could use more.. and fallowing another comment I too like it thicker, I used 1 cup half/half and 1 cup milk it came out perfect consistency. It simmered about two more minutes then needed. Tastes almost like my grandmas thank you :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"Tasted like pot pie filling. So that's what I did with the leftovers."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"I have got to make these as this is something my mother used to make and I loved them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"This is favorite of my family and especially my son. Haven't made this in several years but will surprise my son when he is visiting here in the Fall."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Very good! I did double the onion as suggested by others. Next time I'll also cut the milk by about 1/2 c. to make it thicker. We thought it was a little too runny."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"This recipe was pretty good, but I made some changes. I used steamable frozen peas so they could easily just be cooked in the microwave. I only made half the recipe (becuase it's just my husband & I) but I increased the onions. Also, I felt the cream sauce was a little bland...I added more salt, thyme & sage. When it was all done the dish was flavorful, creamy & sweet from the peas. Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Made half recipe only my husband and I but kept the onion amount the same. Used whole milk only. Very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"It was o.k. but too rich for my taste. It was too much trouble to make for it not to be any better than it was."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"This recipe was AMAZING!!!! I didn't have red potatoes on hand, but used Russets and the recipe was still Yummy. Even better the next day!!! A couple of small changes, didn't saute onions, but added green onion/scallion and added a tblspn or so of sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"I made this for Easter and everyone loved it. I did increase the chopped onions to 1/2 cup. I will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I just finished making this to take with for Easter Dinner. Very tasty and easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Excellent recipe, I do prepare it differently. I cook the potatoes till they are just about done, then add the peas to the same pan. When both are done cooking, I drain them an set aside. In the same pan I make the sauce, when I get it mixed well, I add the potatoes/peas back into the pot and cook till thickened. Great dish one pan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"My mother also made this recipe, what a great side with ham. The difference is, we add green onions, and in those days, whole milk, now it's fat free half and half!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"We've had this recipe in our family for years - I use skim milk instead of the half and half and 2% milk. You really can't taste the difference. Also - small fresh garden onions are great - cooked slightly - and added to the creamed peas and potatoes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"In my family, we have been preparing this dish for years and years. We always have both spring peas and 'creamer potatoes' in our different kitchen gardens. We like it with a little parm and a lotta dill. I'm lucky~those are two of my Top Ten spring vegetables, just below tomatoes and just above swiss chard."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This recipe, with a few alterations, was a recipe my mother-in-law introduced me to when I was newly married to her son. She said it was his favorite. Just the other night over dinner he was commenting that I need to make it again. Then I get this e-mail from TasteofHome :) Looks like he is going to be enjoying his favorite dish real soon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"This is one of those simple recipes that 'defines' the term "Comfort Food."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"This is one of my all-time favorites for spring. My dishwasher in broken so I add the peas and onion after boiling the potatoes a few minutes, then make a roux and add to one pot,stir well and add milks. Great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2010

"I used this white sauce to smother peas and carrots instead of potatoes. It was absolutely delicious even with 1% milk and white whole wheat flour. It got rave reviews and no one had any idea it wasn't my regular high fat sauce!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"Whole family liked this side dish. I used 2 cups of 1% milk instead of 2%. Its also good with a little grated parmesan cheese on top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"Excellent recipe!! Cream sauce is slightly thick, but very rich and creamy. Next time I plan to try 2 cups 1% milk and 1 cup FF evap. milk to see if I can keep the rich creamy taste and reduce the calories and fat a little more. I rarely make creamed peas/potatoes because of the fat and calories. We can 'splurge' with this recipe a little more often!"

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