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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.