Creamed Peas


Serves 6
¼ cup (60 ml) butter, divided
¼ cup (60 ml) finely chopped onion
Pinch ground nutmeg
¾ tsp (4 ml) kosher salt
3 tbsp (45 ml) flour
2 cups (500 ml) whole milk, warmed
1 lb (500 g) frozen peas
Chopped green herbs, such as parsley, mint and/or chives, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, melt 3 tbsp (45 ml) butter then stir in onion, nutmeg and salt. Add flour, stirring until no lumps remain.
  2. Whisk in milk in small additions, whisking after each addition to prevent lumps. Once all milk has been added, bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside but keep warm.
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter over medium heat. Add peas and stir to coat. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Mix sauce into peas, then taste and adjust seasoning, as desired.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped herbs.
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