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cooked peas

How To Cook Peas

These tasty little gems are bursting with flavor. They are small, but pack a punch! Light, delicious, and nutritious, cooked peas are the ultimate side dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cooked Peas, Peas
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal


  • 2 cups peas
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Bring a medium-size saucepot filled with water to a boil.
  • Add salt and peas (fresh or frozen).
    Cooked peas bring to boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer the peas, for 3 minutes (fresh) or 2-4 minutes (frozen).
  • Drain the peas and submerge them in ice-cold water to stop the peas from overcooking.
    Cooked peas
  • Drain the peas and serve as desired.
    Cooked peas



Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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