Herbed Peas

Peas in a pot.

I can’t say I’ve always been a fan of peas. I’ve mostly had them when they were kinda mushy and not well spiced. Now, my girlfriend loooves peas. The last time we went shopping at Trader Joe’s, she picked up two bags of frozen organic peas, so I knew I’d be cooking with them soon!

It’s not that I have anything against peas. They just aren’t my favorite flavor. But these peas are actually really tasty! They’re buttered just right, spiced just right and able to be made either on the stove or in the microwave.

The recipe is based off a recipe from my beloved Cooking Light cookbook. I didn’t have green onions, otherwise my recipe would be exactly the same as theirs. But alas, it is not, and I’m positive that my girlfriend liked these more than she would have liked those! (because she doesn’t like onions). If you have some peas in your freezer that you want to use up, I definitely recommend you try this recipe!

Peas have such a beautiful color!

Herbed Peas
Servings: 4
PointsPlus Per Serving: 2


  • 2 cups frozen peas, 5 PP
  • 2 tbsp light butter, 2 PP
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme

1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and then add frozen peas. Let cook for about 5-7 minutes.

2. Add salt and thyme. Continue cooking; stirring occasionally. Should be done after 5-10 more minutes. Serve hot!

One response

  1. I’m a big fan of basil with peas – fresh if at all possible. Opal basil (the dark purple variety) makes a lovely visual contrast as well as flavor. I don’t see it in groceries, but it’s worth keeping in mind if you want to grow your own herbs. I think I’ve seen it at the farmer’s market from time to time, too.

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