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Creamed Peas and Carrots Recipe

Creamed Peas and Carrots Recipe

Creamy sauce with a simple salt and pepper seasoning nicely complements peas and carrots in this colorful side dish. —Gayleen Grote, Battle View, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1. Place carrots in a large saucepan; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Add peas; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return vegetables and reserved liquid to the pan.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper and cream until smooth. Stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 191 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Creamed Peas and Carrots

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"The taste is pretty bland, but I love peas and carrots."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"This was good, but I also had to add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to amp up the flavor a bit."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"I used fresh cream peas and diced ham and it turned out very good."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"This was good. I did add some fresh garlic and a bit of butter the second time I made it. I also used more pepper to suit our tastes. The creamy sauce is good but for my husband and I it was great when amp'd up with the garlic, butter and extra pepper."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Great !! Everyone loved it."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"add a little ground nutmeg to it, it is very good.and use the liquid from the Peas and Carrots,then add a little heavy whipping cream"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Super easy, especially with little ones running around. And, they ate it too because there wasn't a lot of different tastes to it. Good for left over carrots and peas too."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"My family did not like this it was easy but taste was not that big. Not some thing my family even wanted to eat."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"This is good, but I added 1 T. of butter and used half and half, then stirred in one clove of minced garlic and 1 T. of grated parmesan at the end. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"My family is not a huge fan of peas or carrots but I tried this recipe anyway as part of a Thanksgiving meal. This was delicious. Your children won't even realize they are eating vegetables."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"OMG- I could sit and eat the entire pot of this. It is absolutely delicious. I added a bit of ground cloves per the "tip" that is published next to the picture."

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