Italian Peas

"I use frozen peas for this one because they are always available but when the fresh peas are in season I use them. They make it even more delicious."
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  • Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions and garlic, cook about 5 minutes until starting to brown just slightly.
  • Add peas, season with salt, pepper, a pinch of parsley and a pinch of Italian seasoning. Cover and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on how you like them done. I don't like mine mushy so I just cook them about 10 minutes.
  • When you serve them, sprinkle the cheese over top.

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  1. Marie
    In my opinion, this recipe could benefit by adding a few tablespoons of liquid. Taste was good, but the peas seemed rather dry to me. Thanks.
  2. CaliforniaJan
    I made these for the "Best of" tag game and they are delicious and simple. I made them as directed but used a minimal amount of olive oil and omitted the butter. If individuals really want the buttery taste they can add a dab to their individual servings. More garlic is better too!
  3. Ginny Sue
    This was a very nice way to add some extra flavor to plain old peas. I was out of Romano cheese, so I used Parmesan instead. Loved the Italian flavors in this one.
  4. breezermom
    I halved the recipe, but used a really big garlic garlic! I absolutely loved these! I had to use frozen peas, and can only imagine how good this would be with fresh ones. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe.
  5. baklava glue
    Excellent flavorful recipe that uses minimal ingredients! This is now a staple at my home. What a wonderful way to jazz up regular frozen peas!


  1. LaCasey
    Soooo good! I followed the recipe exactly. (Exept I used garlic powder instead of cloves.) Tastes great with some riccota cheese!


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