Take a peek in the depths of your freezer and you might find all kinds of things you’ve forgotten all about, such as that bag of frozen peas lurking in there! Add extra nourishment and flavor (and a pop of green!) to your meals by including peas. From salads to soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, and more, there are recipes using frozen peas that fit into every category. You can add them frozen to most recipes – there’s no need to thaw. So, take a look at the pea-sabilities and pick something to make with these little green balls of yum!
Hot Turkey Sandwich
Having a bunch of leftovers to use up after your Thanksgiving feast is no fun, especially when the fridge is full to bursting with them. There are only so many recipes you can use that leftover turkey in before you get tired of it – or are there? The following recipe might just change your mind.
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Leftover Ham Pot Pie with Biscuits
This simple pot pie recipe is rich, creamy, filling, and bursting with juicy ham and colorful veggies. Whether you’re looking for leftover ham recipes or you simply want to make a tasty pie with ham steak and creamy sauce, you’ll be please you picked this recipe.
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Salmon And Fresh Vegetables With White Wine Sauce
This salmon and fresh vegetables with creamy white wine sauce is a recipe for any season. Learn how to cook salmon for dinner with this easy salmon recipe. This cream sauce for salmon is tasty making this a salmon and vegetable dinner recipe that you make on repeat.
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Samosas in Rice Paper
These gluten-free vegan samosas made with rice paper offer all the flavor and texture of traditional potato and pea samosas without the gluten or meat, and are easy to make using homemade gluten-free samosa wrappers. This will become one of your favorite meatless meals!
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
A hearty meal is a must-have to keep you satisfied and warm all year round. This deliciously creamy chicken pot pie soup with a heart-shaped biscuit topping is one of the best comfort food recipes you shouldn’t miss.
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Apple Cider Beef Stew
This Apple Cider Beef Stew is full of comfort and easy to throw together, especially for a cold winter evening. This hefty meal made of beef chuck, frozen peas, spices, and beef stock will warm you up whenever you need it.
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Campbell’s Chicken Curry
This foolproof Chicken Curry is the perfect easy weeknight meal your family will love. It’s loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, peas, and a flavorful broth made with curry, turmeric and cream of chicken soup.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
This Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie will have you feeling like you’re right back in grandma’s kitchen. There’s nothing quite like the flavor of homemade pot pie, and you’re about the unlock the secrets of how to cook it perfectly
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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
This sweet potato shepherd’s pie is a delicious and wholesome twist on the classic dish. It combines savory, flavor-packed meat and pea-and-veggie filling with the slightly sweet and creamy texture of whipped sweet potato. It’s a hearty, comforting yet affordable meal that the whole family will love.
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5-Minute Sautéed Frozen Peas
If you’re looking for some simple recipes for frozen peas, this is it! This sauteed frozen peas recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes. It packs a great combination of sweet and savory that will compliment just about any main dish.
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Peas With Prosciutto + Ricotta
This easy recipe for Peas with Prosciutto + Ricotta is the perfect side dish for spring! Sweet, tender peas sautéed with salty prosciutto, served over creamy, lemony whipped ricotta cheese and finished with fresh mint. It’s a great recipe for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any springtime occasion!
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Quick Pasta Alla Carbonara With Peas And Bacon
This Pasta alla Carbonara with Peas and Bacon is a quick, easy, and inexpensive comfort food that you can fix up in less than 30 minutes. This version of the pasta has a twist to it – it’s lightened up with the addition of fresh or frozen peas, which add a bright green pop of color and an earthy flavor to the dish.
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Shrimp Fried Rice
This shrimp fried rice is seasoned, tender shrimp stir fried with eggs, vegetables, peas, and rice. A quick and easy meal or side dish in case you don’t feel like taking a trip to your local Chinese restaurant!
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One-Pot Pasta E Piselli
Pasta e piselli (pasta with peas) is a classic Italian comfort food. There are very few ingredients, it comes together in less than 30 minutes, and best of all, everything happens in one pot!
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Spring Vegetable Thai Green Curry
Make yourself a Thai green curry! This curry is packed with flavor. The quick green curry sauce alone is made with peppers, asparagus and peas – a perfect blend of vegetables for a wholesome dish.
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Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
Pot pie is a perfect fall comfort food. With tender turkey, fresh veggies and buttery puff pastry in every bite, this homemade turkey pot pie has all the flavor of the classic. Add this to your list of favorite holiday puff pastry recipes.
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Crispy Farro Salad With Peas And Feta
Introducing Crispy Farro Salad with Peas and Feta – your new go to salad. The farro gets crispy in the oven and gives this salad an amazing crunch. It is easy to make and full of protein thanks to the peas. The herby dressing with dill, basil, and chives is packed with flavor, and you might just find yourself making this dish again and again.
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Broccoli and Pea Soup
Few foods bring people as much comfort as soup, especially as a warm meal on a chilly dinner. Broccoli, peas, leeks – what’s not to like? Whip up this broccoli and pea soup when you feel like some comfort food!
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Pasta With Peas And Ham
Pasta with peas and ham is a classic Italian dish that combines the savory flavors of ham with the sweetness of peas and the comfort of pasta. This simple and satisfying recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner.
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Creamy Tomato Farfalle
This creamy tomato farfalle brings a unique take on traditional cream sauce, using peas and crispy prosciutto to create an easy, filling meal. Make this tasty pasta in only 20 minutes!
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Romanian Peas And Chicken Stew
This Romanian peas and chicken stew recipe is very easy to make, taking only an hour of your time in the kitchen. Most of the time the stew is just simmering and you don’t have to do much. So if you’re looking for a low-effort yet delicious recipe, this is it!
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This chicken Vesuvio is tender chicken thighs and potato wedges that are roasted until golden brown, then served with peas and a white wine sauce. A quick and easy dinner recipe that’s easy to make but looks like it came from a fancy restaurant!
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Paglia e Fieno
Paglia e Fieno, which literally translates to “straw and hay” in Italian, is a classic dish that’s made with two types of pasta– yellow egg fettuccine for the straw and green spinach fettuccine for the hay. The pasta is tossed with a delicious, creamy sauce of mushrooms, peas and parmesan cheese that’s finished with a crispy prosciutto topping!
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Brown Buttered Carrots and Peas
Looking for an easy way to upgrade a basic veggie side dish? This Brown Butter Peas and Carrots recipe is simple but so flavorful! Give basic buttered carrots and peas a twist in just minutes and using only a few ingredients.
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Grandma’s 7 Layer Salad
Grandma’s 7 Layer Salad is a delicious blend of fresh layers with a creamy dressing on top. The layers include chopped ham, lettuce, pasta, and peas, offering a flavorful explosion with every spoonful.
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This dumpling soup is veggie-packed, light yet filling, and comforting. Made with potatoes, carrots, celery, white beans, green peas, and a blend of herbs, this satisfying vegetable soup with dumplings is ready to eat in just 35 minutes. It is also super easy to store and reheat for later!
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Pea and Mint Soup
Do you have 20 minutes and 5 ingredients to spare? If the answer is yes, then let’s get cooking! This elegant but simple English Pea and Mint soup is just the thing when you need something delicious but don’t have a lot of time or energy. It takes just a few minutes to make but it’s fancy enough to serve as a starter at a dinner party! What is more, this pea and mint soup can be served both warm and cold, making an effortless meal for busy weeknights in winter and hot summer days.
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Authentic Matar Paneer [Mutter Paneer]
This Matar Paneer recipe is a delectable blend of soft paneer cubes and sweet green peas simmered in a rich and aromatic tomato-based gravy. You can serve this delectable dish with rice, roti, or naan bread.
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If you like Indian-inspired food, then you’ll love this easy-to-make korma recipe. This dish is a mix of vegetables and peas in a spiced, cashew-rich korma curry sauce.
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Cold Soba Soup With Watercress And Radishes
Cold soba soup is a traditional Japanese soup that is perfect for a hot summer’s night. It works beautifully for a refreshing lunch as well. This dish includes soba noodles, defrosted frozen peas, tofu, vegetables, and sauces that add to its flavor.
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