Peas in Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Peas in Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Mom dresses up convenient frozen peas with a quick-to-fix cheese sauce that our family loves.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 114 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the cheese; stir until melted. Stir in peas; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Peas in Cheese Sauce in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p36

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Not enough cheese for me. I could taste too much of the flour. I would make this again, but I'd have to tweak it a little bit."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"I've made this 3 times and each time it has gotten rave reviews."

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"A favorite. Easy and good."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Very good. We make these often. Good way to get the kids to eat their peas."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"We had this for Thanksgiving 2009. My 19 y/o son home from college made it. He liked it so much he wants the recipe! It is that good, everyone who ate it loved it."

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