Creamy Peas and Onion

October 26

When my husband and I were first married, we used to go to this little restaurant that served the best creamed peas. The boys were small so getting out for just a short while by ourselves was a real treat. I always ordered the turkey meatloaf which came with a side of creamed peas. I wanted the boys to like peas too, so I kept trying variations of this recipe until I found the version that fit my guys the best. I hope your family will enjoy it too. Serves 5.

Two 10oz. packages frozen peas with pearl onions
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
1 Tbs. milk (fat-free) your choice
Salt and pepper
1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions:

1. Cook peas according to package, drain return peas to pan.
2. Stir in cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper and garlic powder cook over medium heat setting.

Health Benefits:
The green peas are full of antioxidants and low in sodium. Fat-free cream cheese will make this dish extra creamy without adding saturated fat. Onions too are high in antioxidants that fight cancer-causing free radicals that try to invade the body. Arm yourself with a healthy diet to boost your immune system.

~ Karen Ficarelli

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One Comment

  1. I love cream peas! My mom used to make them and the recipe was not this healthy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brooke on 10/26/2010 at 1:29 pm

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