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Holiday Peas

 Holiday Peas
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, toss the cracker crumbs, cheese and butter. Drain peas and
  • place in a serving bowl; top with crumb mixture.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 87 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 523 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.