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Green Peas with Onion

Just a hint of garlic boosts the flavor in this quick and versatile side dish. Try it with all your favorite entrees! Lorraine Stromberg - Taylor, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add peas and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until peas are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 123 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • gunslinger
    Oct 11, 2019

    The sauted onions and garlic gave these great taste. I used peas and carrots since that ws what I had. Very easy tasty side dish!

  • DJmore
    Nov 8, 2015

    Very good, however I saute the onions in olive oil in lieu of butter, for a much more dramatic taste.

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 13, 2015

    Yep, tastes like peas and onions. Nothing special. They are quick to prepare though.

  • rwippel
    Aug 11, 2014

    These were good and simple. Loved the addition of onion and garlic.

  • LauraManning
    Aug 17, 2010

    Nice change from the plain-ol' boiled green peas. Much more flavorful.

  • 1234rich
    Dec 10, 2009

    This is one that I will definitely make again. Wonderful flavor and easy to prepare. Had it with Italian Pork Chops as a flavorful side dish.

  • valanddansmith
    Nov 3, 2009

    This is a simple but flavorful way to give your veggies some oomph!! I've been using this cooking method for a while now - it's wonderful with the green peas, but also great with green beans and broccoli. No more water-logged boring veggies!! Try it!