Back to Holiday Peas

Print Options


Card Sizes

Holiday Peas Recipe

Holiday Peas Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Holiday Peas

Sort By :
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!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Very good, it converted me froma pea hater to a pea lover! So tasty, great topping!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Made this for Easter dinner and both kids & adults raved about it. Very easy to make."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I served this on an weekday so it wasn't a holiday but we gave it a go! I didn't butter the peas or season them. The crumb topping did all that for me. It was good but the crumbs get mushy so it's best eaten right away.I used a veggie herb cracker by the way."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"this is also good way to serve broccoli.


Loading Image