Creamed peas are a cozy side dish for any Sunday supper or holiday meal! Tender peas are simmered in a buttery cream sauce.

This easy favorite is a classic for good reason, it’s delicious and dare I say, easy-peasy!

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What are Creamed Peas?

We love making creamed peas because they add a fancy touch to any meal.

In this recipe, tender peas are simmered in an easy creamy sauce with seasonings. They are quick to make and reheat well.

ingredients to make Creamed Peas


PEAS If fresh peas are available they’ll be great but they tend to be hard to find, so try this dish with frozen peas (which is what I usually use)!

If using fresh peas, they take a bit longer to cook. You’ll want to ensure they’re tender before serving.

CREAM SAUCE Flour, cream, seasonings, and some butter make this recipe a keeper for sure.


We have some ideas to up-level them! Add any of the following.

  • potatoes
  • ham (or bacon)
  • pearl onions
  • cooked carrot slices

Top creamed peas with shredded cheese if you please!

Creamed Peas in a pan


  • Creamed peas will keep about 4 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Reheat in the microwave and serve.
  • To freeze ladle chilled creamed peas into zippered bags and write the date on the outside and freeze up to 6 months.

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Creamed Peas

Peas are tossed in a creamy, savory sauce on the stovetop to create this flavorful, easy side dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon dried dill optional
  • ¾ cup light cream or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil and add peas. Simmer 3 minutes. Drain well.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and seasonings and cook 1 minute.
  • Whisk in cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add peas and cook until heated through.
  • Mix with butter and serve warm.


Leftover Creamed Peas will last up to 4 days if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 152 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. I intend to try this recipe as I love creamed peas. There was a time when I was just learning to cook for my future husband, that you were able to buy in the freezer section creamed peas with pearl onions. They were our favorite side dish. Then you couldn’t find them any longer. This was back around 1973-74. My husband is now gone but I am going to try this recipe and add pearl onions to them.

  2. Instead of using butter and flour, I used bacon grease and flour. Excellent flavor! Thank you for sharing!5 stars