Creamy Celery and Peas Recipe
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Creamy Celery and Peas Recipe

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Garden-variety peas really shine in this simple side dish shared by Evelyn Kennell of Roanoke, Illinois. Dressed up with sauteed celery and a creamy white sauce, the peas are a perfect way to round out a meaty main course.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 celery rib with leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Dash white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 127 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute celery in butter for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in peas; cook 3 minutes longer, stirring often. Add the sour cream, milk, parsley and pepper; reduce heat. Cook and stir until heated through and blended. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Celery and Peas in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p63

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