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Holiday Peas Recipe

Holiday Peas Recipe

My mom used to 'dress up' peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory crackers can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup finely crushed wheat crackers
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. Place peas in a large saucepan; add salt. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, toss the cracker crumbs, cheese and butter. Drain peas and place in a serving bowl; top with crumb mixture. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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cooks a lot User ID: 4196230 246164
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"These were good not great. They did make the peas more appealing to non-pea eaters. I only used half of the cracker mixture. I felt it was a lot to put on top."

fuzzball5 User ID: 7704668 100954
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This recipe is truly good, I added the wheat crackers but the crispy onions were requested as well. One good way to get peas eaten and there were no leftovers!!!!"

billsbunch User ID: 2644601 171811
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Picky eaters loved this! So simple and yummy. I used seasoned "everything" Ritz crackers."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 173287
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Just a nice touch and really easy when making a big meal."

jewellmrs User ID: 219632 79089
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"I love these peas! Be sure to serve them HOT!"

Liz21078 User ID: 2596146 156270
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Very good, it converted me froma pea hater to a pea lover! So tasty, great topping!"

threehook5014 User ID: 5011089 170324
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Made this for Easter dinner and both kids & adults raved about it. Very easy to make."

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 158130
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I served this on an weekday so it wasn't a holiday but we gave it a go! I didn't butter the peas or season them. The crumb topping did all that for me. It was good but the crumbs get mushy so it's best eaten right away.I used a veggie herb cracker by the way."

[email protected] User ID: 1097929 209376
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"this is also good way to serve broccoli.


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