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Pea Recipes

Snap open some tasty pea pods for these fan-favorite pea recipes, including pea soup, pea salad and more that use both fresh and canned snow peas, black-eyed peas, green peas and sugar snap peas.

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Rotisserie chicken turns this baked spaghetti into a warm, cozy meal our family craves. If we have leftover turkey, we use that, too. —Jennifer Petrino, Newnan, Georgia
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Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Spicy Coconut Shrimp with Quinoa

Help yourself to a plate full—generous servings are still lower on calories and big on protein. If you have company, you can add a salad and call it a day. —Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, CA

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

Summer Chicken Macaroni Salad

For sunny, lazy days, I make a loaded macaroni salad that’s like three salads in one. The mix of fresh veggies, sweet peaches and crunchy pistachios is a surprisingly delicious combo. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandarin Pork Stir-Fry

Mandarin Pork Stir-Fry

Mandarin Pork Stir-Fry

When my husband and I were dating, he told me he liked Asian food. I got a wok and discovered the joy of dishes like this pork stir-fry. —Laurie Martignon, Niagara, Wisconsin

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Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

Cheddar 'n' Pea Tossed Salad

“My family says, 'Yes!' when they see me preparing this easy no-cook side,” Mandy Cmoc, Yorkton, Saskatchewan advises. “We live on a farm-so in summer, our garden is a handy source for veggie salad ingredients.”

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

"Cool and refreshing"—that describes this leftovers salad pretty well! It's full of cold ingredients. Prepare it as a side dish or serve it along with homemade bread as a main course. I frequently make my salad for family luncheons. That's only appropriate—the recipe was passed down to me by my mom, who got it from her mom! I'm a full-time wife and mom (plus home-school teacher!) with five sons, who range in age from 9 to 1.

Prosciutto Tortellini

Prosciutto Tortellini

Prosciutto Tortellini

Scott Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma spruces up store-bought frozen cheese tortellini with peas, prosciutto and a smooth, cheesy sauce. You can't beat this side dish for speed and satisfying taste.
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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

"This satisfying salad is crunchy, nutty and sweet all at the same time," relates Barb Mickelson of Glenwood, Iowa. "To speed up preparation, I use chow mein noodles instead of fried wonton wrappers called for in the original recipe," Barb notes.

Party-Sized Shepherd's Pies

Party-Sized Shepherd's Pies

Party-Sized Shepherd's Pies

Miniature pies, sweet or savory, are ideal party nibbles. I knew the ever-popular shepherd's pie would be perfect scaled down. I've also made the pies with ground lamb and a teaspoon of dried rosemary.—Suzanne Banfield, BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey

Home-Style Chicken Potpie

Home-Style Chicken Potpie

Home-Style Chicken Potpie

I served this potpie along with chili on Super Bowl Sunday. No one ate the chili. In fact, one of my husband's single friends called the next day and asked for the leftover pie.—Darlene Claxton, Brighton, Michigan

Grandma's Pea Soup

Grandma's Pea Soup

Grandma's Pea Soup

My grandma's pea soup was a family favorite. What makes it different from any other pea soups I have tried is the addition of whole peas, spaetzle-like "dumplings" and sausage. Try it once and you'll be hooked. —Carole Talcott, Dahinda, Illinois

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”

Chicken and Shells Dinner

Chicken and Shells Dinner

Chicken and Shells Dinner

Like most kids, mine love macaroni and cheese. The addition of chicken and peas makes this a meal-in-one they never refuse.—LeeAnn McCue, Charlotte, North Carolina

Orange Buttered Peas

Orange Buttered Peas

Orange Buttered Peas

Fresh mushrooms sauteed in a tangy orange-butter sauce give peas a new and interesting twist.—Zita Wilensky, North Miami Beach, Florida



Miniature Shepherd's Pies

Miniature Shepherd's Pies

Miniature Shepherd's Pies

These mini pies are ideal for nibbling at holiday parties. If ground beef isn't your preference, change up the flavor with ground lamb and a teaspoon of dried rosemary instead. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Savory Cranberry Beef Stew

Stew is one of my family's favorite dishes. Everyone is surprised that there's cranberry juice in this recipe - it really gives it a unique flavor.

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

Chicken Veggie Salad Plate

When you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this single-serving main dish salad takes just minutes to assemble. Alanna Eaby of Paramount, California submitted the recipe.

Spicy Scallop Fettuccine

Spicy Scallop Fettuccine

Spicy Scallop Fettuccine

This attractive savory stir-fry from Dot Christiansen of Bettendorf, Iowa stars succulent, quick-cooking scallops. "It may seem that timing is everything when you first try this recipe, but you'll soon realize you can pretty much just throw it together," she hints. "It's well worth it!"
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