Have a bag of frozen peas hiding in the freezer? Here are 30 creative recipes with frozen peas you can make.
That’s one new recipe every day for a month!
Frozen peas are one ingredient I always keep on hand.
They’re perfect for that just-in-case moment you need them most.
But they don’t always have to be an afterthought or a cheap filler.
There are a ton of pea recipes that let that frozen bag shine.
Like pea and mint soup, pea hummus, and bacon pea salad.
From comforting pasta to Filipino favorites, these frozen peas recipes will change how you think of this tiny green veggie.
Craving comfort food, but trying to eat healthier? This creamy pasta takes the guilt out of the equation.
It’s coated in a non-dairy cheese sauce, speckled with green peas, and tossed with roasted butternut squash.
Packed with coziness, it’s comfort food done the vegan and gluten-free way.
Now and then, a detoxifying soup is in order. So hit that reset button with this healthy bowl.
This green goddess soup is glowing with wholesome goodness.
I’m talking about broccoli, spinach, zucchini, and peas, most of which is all frozen.
Thicken it with cashews and season it with nutritional yeast and garlic powder.
This dairy-free soup only takes you 15 minutes.
3. Pea Purée
Pea purée might not sound super exciting, but I assure you it’s enticing.
You blend a bag of frozen peas with mint, lemon, salt, and pepper. That’s all there is to it.
There’s plenty of room to mess around with the ingredients if you like.
Try different spices, herbs, or add a sprinkle of nooch.
Got some chicken in the fridge you need to use up? Cover it in a creamy sauce with green peas.
This 20-minute meal is perfect for work nights. It can double as a date night dinner too.
Aromatic, creamy, garlicky, and comforting, it’s a cozy meal to dine in with tonight.
Another option for eating in is this savory curried beef.
It’s way cheaper than takeout. It’s healthier too because you can control how much cooking oil to use.
Spiced with curry, packed with garlic, full of potatoes, and dotted with green peas, this is one flavorsome beef recipe.
Searching for fresh spring recipes that call for peas? Meet your new favorite dinner centerpiece.
This broiled salmon is fancy enough for Easter and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
The filet is perfectly pink and flaky. To accentuate its sweetness, top it with a fresh spring pea salad.
The two complement each other impeccably.
If you’re feeling bored with peas, just add bacon.
I mean, what doesn’t taste better with this fatty, salty, and smoky meat?
Smother it in a creamy sauce and toss cubes of cheddar into the mix.
Everyone will be more than happy to eat their peas.
Here’s a fun new homemade hummus flavor for you to try.
You use standard ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, and lemon to create the base.
Then, add a punch of flavor with green curry paste and steamed peas.
This dip is so addicting, you’d never guess it’s vegan.
Head to the freezer because tonight’s side dish is peas and carrots.
This combo is a timeless classic. With the help of a few flavorings, this recipe reinvents it.
Pork chops, chicken, beef, or fish, this side works with a range of main proteins.
While it calls for fresh carrots, frozen ones work too. What’s even better is using a mixed bag of the two.
When the kitchen is slim pickings, I head to the freezer to make this pasta.
Half of it calls for pantry staples. The other half calls for things I always have on hand.
Onion, garlic, parmesan, and frozen peas to be more precise.
Add meat if you want or leave it as is. It works well for lunch, dinner, or as a side.
Spring has sprung and that means it’s spring couscous time!
This dish makes a regular appearance on my table come spring.
It’s rife with seasonal flavors like parsley, peas, and basil vinaigrette.
As a side or a meal, it’s a great addition to the routine.
You’ll love it if you’re tired of leafy greens and want a salad without lettuce.
I know it’s hard to tell, but I swear there’s pasta in there!
A zippy kale sauce camouflages rigatoni, filling every crevice with green goodness. Stir in the peas and add a handful of parmesan.
A few dollops of ricotta and red pepper chili flakes finish it off.
13. Pork Guisantes
In the mood for something warm, hearty, and cozy? This Filipino stew is all of those things and more.
Pork strips, green peas, and bell peppers are bobbing in a bold aromatic tomato base.
Thick, chunky, and satiating, it will leave you full and content.
Chicken and rice is a foolproof duo, and this skillet is easy and customizable.
Wholesome and balanced, it’s a meal you can feel good about serving the family.
The combination of seasoned chicken, white rice, peas, garlic, and herbs is perfect.
It’s not too heavy, nor is it too light. Really, it’s just right.
Did anyone else grow up eating microwaved frozen peas as a side? As easy as it is, it’s not terribly exciting.
So if you’re looking to make your side more appealing, go with this Shanghai stir-fry.
Tiny cubes of Spam and chicken bouillon make it super savory. Add bamboo shoots for texture and ginger for flavor.
The whole thing only takes about 10 minutes. So there’s no need to worry about a ton of extra fuss.
Here’s a spring soup to lap up all season long. It’s nutritious, gluten-free, vegan, and quick.
Potatoes provide this creamy soup with a substantial base.
While it’s the frozen peas and fresh spinach that pack it full of nutrients.
Only have frozen spinach on hand? No worries, that works, too.
Spruce up your normal dinner routine with this Filipino recipe.
Picadillo is a savory beef stew with potatoes, peas, carrots, and raisins in tomato sauce.
Serve it on top of white rice to soak it all up. I’m all about a fried egg, hot sauce, and plantains with it as well!
These fritters are a lifesaver!
They pack a ton of veggies into a crispy fried patty.
What makes it even better is they use ingredients you have on hand.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or appetizer, they’re great for any meal.
You can never have too many crostini recipes. So here’s a new topping idea using frozen peas.
You pair a lemony smashed pea mixture with creamy stracciatella cheese. Burrata works too.
Baby showers, Mother’s Day, Easter, or happy hour, you’ll find plenty of reasons for serving this crostini.
When in doubt, add spices to your peas! More specifically, use spices found in Indian cuisine.
Graham masala, turmeric, cumin, and coriander add a ton of flavor. So does the mint, bell pepper, and onion.
Whether you’re making a healthy Indian spread or an easy protein, these peas are a must.
They’ll have everyone saying, “Pass the peas, please!”
Affordable family-friendly dinners like this casserole are great to have on hand.
They help you throw something together with limited ingredients. Plus, they don’t take all night to cook.
Creamy, cheesy, and filling, it has all the right comfort food notes, and it gets everyone to eat their peas.
Say, you know what else gets everyone to devour their peas? Cheesy rice balls!
Hiding inside a crispy encasing is a gooey cheesy rice filling dotted with peas.
It’s one of those things your friend will love and your family will require.
So be prepared to be assigned this for holidays, game days, and other gatherings.
This pea dish is fundamental. From family dinners to holidays, this classic has graced dinner tables for years.
And this recipe shows you how to do it right. After a time or two, you’ll be able to make it by heart.
So you can spend more time focusing on the main event like pork, chicken, or fish.
Ready to show off your culinary skills? Then let’s make this tart.
From the crust to the filling, you make it from scratch. It’s sort of like a quiche, except it’s more decadent.
Ricotta, parmesan, and double cream make the egg filling rich.
It’s the perfect base for the complementary add-ins of peas and pancetta.
25. Peas Pulao
Peas Pulao is an Indian dish featuring aromatic rice and peas.
The best type of rice to use is long-grain rice like basmati. Also, fry the spices in ghee for optimum results.
While they might not be the star, this dish wouldn’t be complete without the peas.
Filling and comforting meals that are low-carb and high-protein aren’t always easy to find. It’s especially tough to find quick ones.
This gives you all the more reason to save this recipe.
Juicy chicken combined with Italian-seasoned frozen peas hits the spot. It’s also ready in 15 minutes!
Don’t eat chicken? Use mushrooms instead.
This healthy dish is also ready in 15 minutes and requires very few steps.
Saute the peas with mushrooms and onions, then simmer them in veggie broth.
You can even make it vegan by using olive oil or a non-dairy butter substitute.
Leave the hearty soups for winter. Spring is all about fresh soups.
And this is the first one that instantly pops into my mind.
Hot or cold, this vegan soup is great both ways.
It’s minty fresh and full of sweet peas, leeks, and zucchinis. It doesn’t get any more spring-forward than that!
When I get bored with chicken, I switch things up by trying different cultural cuisines.
Tonight, I’m branching out with this traditional Romanian dish. It’s great for newbies and those with a sparse kitchen.
The chicken and peas come in a light tomato broth with a handful of dill.
Fresh, savory, and warming, it’s a great dish for those mild spring days.
You don’t need a fancy restaurant to enjoy a scrumptious seafood dinner. You just need this garlic shrimp and peas.
Ready in 25 minutes, this shrimp dish is super easy. There’s also no dress code required.
So throw on your comfy clothes and grab a bottle of white wine. You’ll need it for the broth.
Well, and perhaps a glass to drink with dinner, too.
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