Zesty Buttered Peas Recipe
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Zesty Buttered Peas Recipe

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I came up with this recipe one day when I wanted to add some "zip" to plain peas. This recipe did the trick! Everyone commented on the great flavor and festive color.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh savory or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 74 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the first four ingredients in butter until crisp-tender. Cover and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in salt if desired and pimientos. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Buttered Peas in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p41

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Isolda User ID: 2915263 4851
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"After making this recipe, I am enamored with savory (I used dried)."

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