Swiss Creamed Peas Recipe

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A creamy cheese sauce turns ordinary peas into a succulent side dish. I make this quite often for family gatherings, and it's always well received. —Lin Carr, West Seneca, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 3 cups cooked peas

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 417 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 539mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended; gradually add the cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add peas; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Creamed Peas in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p147

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 54771
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"I happened to have peas and swiss cheese in my refrigerator, and the combination sounded good so I was happy to find this recipe. I used low fat milk instead of heavy cream to cut down on fat & calories. Turned out great!"

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