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French Peas

2 reviews

I'm always on the lookout for side dishes that go with nearly any main meal. This medley of peas, onions and mushrooms fills the bill.—John Davis, Mobile, Alabama

Orange Buttered Peas

1 review

Fresh mushrooms sauteed in a tangy orange-butter sauce give peas a new and interesting twist.—Zita Wilensky, North Miami Beach, Florida


Sweet Peas and Mushrooms

5 reviews

For a different spin on a pea side dish, I added fresh mushrooms. They add so much flavor and it...


Snappy Peas ‘n’ Mushrooms

1 review

In Annapolis, Maryland, Laura Mahaffey makes this delightful dill-seasoned dish in mere minutes. Just wrap the fresh vegetables in foil,...


Minted Sugar Snap Pea Salad

1 review

Spring fever will hit instantly when you sample this lovely salad. A chopped shallot, mustard and honey complement the minty...

Tangy Peas and Cauliflower

"My family loves vegetables, so I'm always looking for new and different ways to fix them," remarks Marie Hoyer of...


Peas with Shallots

1 review

I first served this at an Easter dinner. Delicious! My guests suggested I use even more shallots. It's so easy,...

Asparagus & Snap Pea Salad

1 review

Perfect for when you're expecting a large number of guests for dinner, this salad boasts springtime flavors. It's usually the...


Spring Pea Crostini

1 review

Peas are an amazing power veggie full of flavor and nutrients. Use them with parsley for a colorful and crunchy...


Herbed Peas

3 reviews

Fresh herbs produce peas that please! Here’s a great dish I love serving with my favorite meat dishes. —Mary Ann...


Tangy Sugar Snap Peas

2 reviews

Our Test Kitchen staff created this mouthwatering side dish that comes together quickly in the microwave. A sweet and tangy...

Italian Pasta and Peas

4 reviews

If your family doesn't care for peas, substitute frozen green beans or broccoli. By stirring in cubed cooked chicken or...


Creamy Potatoes ‘n’ Peas

1 review

This recipe has great eye as well as stomach appeal. I like to serve it in a pretty glass bowl.


Sunny Snow Peas

2 reviews

Kathleen Bailey of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania turns crispy snow peas into something special by tossing them with a lovely honey-orange...


Quick French Peas Recipe

Bright green and festive for Easter, this side dish has a slightly sweet flavor everyone will favor. Water chestnuts add...


Sherried Peas

1 review

Looking for an easy way to dress up dinner veggies and make them something special? Here’s a quick tasty solution...

Cheese ‘n’ Dill Peas

Evelyn Kennell in Roanoke, Illinois shares this nifty way to dress up a package of frozen peas. It’s flavorful, colorful...


Snow Pea and Walnut Stir Fry

Tired of the same ol' peas and carrots? This quick and easy recipe perks up frozen snow peas with Dijon...


Tarragon Peas with Lemon-Thyme Butter

This recipe is an example of how the right combination of herbs can turn an ordinary dish into something extraordinary....


Peas with Mushrooms

2 reviews

This recipe is a savory side dish with a fresh taste, even though it calls for convenient frozen peas.—Mary Dennis,...


Zesty Buttered Peas

1 review

I came up with this recipe one day when I wanted to add some "zip" to plain peas. This recipe...


Basil Sugar Snap Peas

2 reviews

Complement the sauce-topped steaks with this vibrant side dish that cooks in the microwave in mere minutes. Fresh sugar snap...


Corn and Pea Medley

1 review

Our home economists sized this fresh tasting side dish so it's perfect for a pair. Complete with a buttery dill...


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Glazed Snow Peas and Carrots

"Crunchy glazed snow peas and carrots go together so well," writes Agnes Ward from Stratford, Ontario. "They make a colorful...

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Peas and Celery

1 review

"This recipe came with the first microwave we purchased, in the early '80's, and was one of the first vegetable...


Peas in Cheddar Cream Sauce

4 reviews

“My family really likes these peas,” says Kelly Gerhardt. They make an appearance at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa...


Creamed Celery and Peas

This special side dish never fails to have people returning for more. The celery and almonds provide a great crunch....


Spicy Snow Peas

"I got the recipe for Spicy Snow Peas from a girlfriend," recalls Marianne Bauman in Modesto, California. “We tried it...


Creamed Peas and Potatoes

1 review

Nothing beats this comforting side dish to go with Mom's meat loaf. The peas and potatoes combined with a creamy...


Quick Pureed Pea Soup

This brightly colored, fresh-tasting soup is one of our daughter's favorites. I puree it in the blender for just seconds,...