Quick French Peas Recipe

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


12-14 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Bright green and festive for Easter, this side dish has a slightly sweet flavor everyone will favor. Water chestnuts add a nice crunch. "A friend shared this tasty recipe," pens Pat Walter from Pine Island, Minnesota. "It's a different way to present peas."


  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  1. In a large saucepan, saute water chestnuts and onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in the flour, sugar and salt until blended. Gradually add milk; stir in peas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until peas are tender and sauce is slightly thickened. Add lettuce; cook until lettuce is wilted.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 109 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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