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a bowl filled with peas and onions
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Italian Peas

This easy Italian Peas recipe is simple and quick for a weeknight dinner but special enough to serve with your holiday meal.  Fresh or frozen peas get a flavor boost from chopped onions and garlic in this wonderful, simple side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ large onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces frozen green peas thawed in cold water for 20 minutes, then well-drained
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Pinch of chicken bouillon granules
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional


  • Add the oil to a large skillet set over medium heat.  Add the chopped onion and saute until the onions are soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds more until fragrant.
  • Add peas, water, and chicken bouillon granules, then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until the peas are tender and heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Adapted from All Recipes.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg