Holiday Peas Recipe
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Holiday Peas Recipe

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My mom used to 'dress up' peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory crackers can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup finely crushed wheat crackers
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. Place peas in a large saucepan; add salt. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the cracker crumbs, cheese and butter. Drain peas and place in a serving bowl; top with crumb mixture. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Peas in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"These were good not great. They did make the peas more appealing to non-pea eaters. I only used half of the cracker mixture. I felt it was a lot to put on top."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This recipe is truly good, I added the wheat crackers but the crispy onions were requested as well. One good way to get peas eaten and there were no leftovers!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Picky eaters loved this! So simple and yummy. I used seasoned "everything" Ritz crackers."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Just a nice touch and really easy when making a big meal."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"I love these peas! Be sure to serve them HOT!"

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