Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a nice little southern dish--great comfort food. You may use homemade drop dumplings in place of the canned biscuits if you wish. Prep time will be longer with the fresh peas and dumplings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell and wash peas; drain.
  2. Combine water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add peas and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a heavy sauce pan over low heat. Add the flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Stir the sauce into the peas.
  4. Top with biscuits and sprinkle lightly with onion salt. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until the biscuits are done.
Most Helpful

Thank you for a return trip to my childhood. My gramma used to make this all the time when we were growing up. It tasted just like I remembered. I didnt have evaporated milk so I just used regular milk, which is how I remember my gramma making them too. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing a long ago favourite.

Sassy in da South August 15, 2008

How have I lived sooo long without ever trying this. Terrific comfort food, Recipe Fairy. I substituted turkey broth for the water since it needed to be used up but otherwise didn't and wouldn't change a thing.

sugarpea April 17, 2004

My husband LOVES these! His Mama is from Georgia and taught me to make these years ago. I use regular milk instead of evaporated, but other than that same! I do not eat them as I do not care for peas, but he says 5 stars all the way!

Michelle S. February 02, 2004