Peas and Onions Au Gratin

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 9 mins

Better than creamed peas and onions with less calories too. From B H & G low cal (1989).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 1 quart microwave safe casserole micro cook peas and onions and 2 tablespoons water, covered on 100% power (high) for 3 to 5 minutes or till just tender.
  2. Drain.
  3. Stir in cream cheese, milk, pepper and garlic.
  4. Cook, covered on high for 2 to 4 minutes or till heated through, stirring twice.
  5. Sprinkle croutons on top.


Most Helpful

These are delicious. I took the chef’s advice by parboiling the veggies and then finishing them in a baked casserole - they were done after about 10 minutes in the oven. Next time, I think I will bump up the sauce ingredients a little - I think the dish would benefit from just a tad more cheesy sauce. But this one's a keeper.

Mille® February 11, 2002

Had a request for a way to cook these other than microwave. I tried them the in the oven tonight, as follows: Par boil the peas and onions, drain, put them in an ovenproof casserole. In a saucepan , melt and mix the cream cheese with the milk, pepper and garlic, over low heat, bring to just below boil, stirring. Pour over the peas and onion, stir lightly. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes,'til onions are tender. Serve sprinkled with croutons. Turned out very good!!(better than in the microwave, I thought)

Derf January 30, 2002

A nice, simple,veggie side that I made with Philadelphia Light Spreadable (all you Aussie chefs) This one will turn up again and again because it is so easy and tasty.

JustJanS March 26, 2002

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