Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Creamy Sweet Peas

October 31, 2019Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2019

I’m always looking for new and clever ways to prepare vegetables. Creamy Sweet Peas is a fantastic way to prepare peas. This recipe can be ready to go in 10 minutes if you thaw the frozen peas ahead of time. It’s made with cream cheese, butter and heavy whipping cream. That’s a good bit of dairy, but no gluten.

A couple of months ago, my husband told me I needed to start clearing out some of the veggies in our freezers. They had been in there a while and were taking up much needed space. It was time to use them up! So I started making soups, casseroles and other recipes where I could use up a lot of it. I had several bags of peas, and several bags of peas and carrots.

Some went in Easy Chicken Pot Pie. Another bag went in my Beef Noodle Vegetable Casserole. One went in Herbed Beef Stew. You get the idea. I made lots of things to try and get rid of all those veggies.

I finally decided to make up a batch of peas as a side dish. I served Creamy Sweet Peas with Crockpot Beef Stroganoff and Southern-Style Cornbread one night for our Friday night Bible study group. I get that not everyone enjoys peas. But our group sure did. This side dish was very well received.

As I said earlier, I liked the fact that this side dish was made in 10 minutes! I don’t always have the time or the luxury of exotic and lengthy meal prep. So having some quick and easy side dish recipes works really well for me.

Creamy Sweet Peas is wonderful for week night meals when you’re on a time crunch. Just remember to leave the bag of frozen peas in the refrigerator for a few hours (or a day) to thaw. Then you’re good to go when it comes time to make up the recipe. If you enjoy green peas, this is a scrumptious way to make them.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Creamy Sweet Peas is a fantastic side dish.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

I like the fact that this dish can be whipped up in about 10 minutes.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

I served Creamy Sweet Peas with Southern-Style Cornbread and Crockpot Beef Stroganoff.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

This side dish is gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.

Here’s what I did.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

I used these ingredients.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Heat a Dutch oven over low to medium heat. Add butter and cream cheese that’s been cut into cubes.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Whisk mixture continuously until cream cheese is mostly melted.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Add frozen peas that have been thawed.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Stir ingredients to combine and cook over low to medium heat.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Add salt, pepper and sugar.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Stir to combine and continue cooking until peas are cooked – about 3-5 minutes.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Add half-and-half and stir into pea mixture. Heat through – a minute or two.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

If desired, season with additional salt and pepper. Serve.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

The mixture will actually thicken more as it sits out.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Creamy Sweet Peas is a terrific side dish for company and holidays. It’s quick and easy to make. Plus, it’s gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

Creamy Sweet Peas was totally delicious with Crockpot Beef Stroganoff and Southern-Style Cornbread.

Here’s the recipe.

CREAMY SWEET PEAS

(My own concoction)

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Creamy Sweet Peas are utterly delightful. This is a terrific side dish for week night dinners when you're pressed for time since the dish can be whipped up in about 10 minutes. It also makes for a wonderful side for company or holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. This gluten free recipe is a marvelous and delicious way to introduce your kids to peas!
Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add the peas, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir frequently so all the ingredients blend well together.
  4. Cook over low heat until peas are hot.
  5. This will take 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the whipping cream and stir thoroughly.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have used either half-and-half or heavy whipping cream. Although my personal preference is heavy whipping cream.

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Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

I found Creamy Sweet Peas irresistible.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

If you enjoy eating peas, this is a delightful way to serve them.

Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese

This is a scrumptious side dish for any occasion.

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Print Recipe
Creamy Sweet Peas BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Creamy Sweet Peas are utterly delightful. This is a terrific side dish for week night dinners when you're pressed for time since the dish can be whipped up in about 10 minutes. It also makes for a wonderful side for company or holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. This gluten free recipe is a marvelous and delicious way to introduce your kids to peas!
Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Creamy Sweet Peas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #SideDish can be made up in about 10 minutes. It's so quick & easy for weeknight meals when you're pressed for time. It's also a great side for company or #holiday meals like #Christmas or #Thanksgiving. #GlutenFree #Peas #CreamedSweetPeas #CreamCheese
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add the peas, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir frequently so all the ingredients blend well together.
  4. Cook over low heat until peas are hot.
  5. This will take 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the whipping cream and stir thoroughly.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I have used either half-and-half or heavy whipping cream. Although my personal preference is heavy whipping cream.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

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