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Creamed Canned Peas

Creamed peas make the perfect comforting side dish to use up your canned goods at any dinner. This easy recipe uses up basic pantry staples and turns them into a delicious compliment to any meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 51kcal


  • 2 15 oz cans sweet baby peas drained
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • pinch garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 1/4 tsp sugar


  • In a medium sized skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour, whisking it in until the mixture's thick & smooth. Let it cook, whisking constantly, for roughly 60 seconds so that it cooks off any floury taste.
  • Whisk in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sugar. Then slowly begin whisking in the milk, a little at a time. Once the roux comes together again, add some more. Continue this until all the half and half is incorporated.
  • Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the cream sauce simmer for 1-2 minutes- just until thickened.
  • Stir the drained peas into the sauce, stirring to completely incorporate. Once the peas are heated through, remove from heat.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg