Need the perfect side dish to go with your favorite meatloaf dish? Or maybe your grilled chicken could use a little vegetable with it . . .
Regardless of what you need this recipe for, it is delicious and will be ready in just a few minutes.
Sometimes my kids get bored of frozen vegetables, so this is the perfect way to switch things up.
Ingredients needed for Italian Peas:
- olive oil
- bag of frozen peas
- chicken stock (or broth works great too!)
How to make Italian Peas:
Step 1: In a large non-stick skillet (this one is my favorite), heat olive oil over medium heat.
Step 2: Add diced onion (you can dice it as small as you prefer) and garlic and saute until onions are soft and clear (about 4-5 minutes).
Step 3: Add bag of frozen peas (they can still be frozen, no need to thaw them) and chicken stock to the pan. Cover pan with lid.
Step 4: Let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until peas are soft and heated through. Stir them occasionally and when they turn bright green in color, you know that they are done.
Make sure not to overcook these peas because they will become wrinkly and squishy.
Step 5: Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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If you want a different way to prepare frozen peas, be sure to check out our Parmesan Peas recipe!
what would I serve as a main dish?
These Italian Peas are so versatile, you could serve them with basically any main dish!
I personally love this recipe with our One Pot Cheesy Chicken Alfredo. Scroll down and watch how to make it.
I also love making these peas when we have marinated steak and mashed potatoes. You have to try them with our Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
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Watch how to make our One Pot Cheesy Chicken Alfredo that goes perfect with these Italian Peas:
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- Cheesy Zucchini and Squash Bake
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Oven-Roasted Green Beans
- Tangy Cucumber Salad
- Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Italian Peas Recipe
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion minced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 16 ounces frozen peas 1 bag
- 1 Tablespoon chicken stock
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and garlic and saute until onions are soft and clear.
- Add peas and chicken stock, and cover.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until peas are soft and heated through.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.
- Large Skillet
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