Pass Me the Peas, Please!

Kel's peas and potatoes with bacon

Here’s a tasty recipe that’s perfect for spring or anytime, really. Mix sweet green peas with new or red potatoes and bacon in a buttery broth for an easy and delicious side dish that’s sure to please young and old alike. If you don’t have fresh peas, or don’t want to bother with shelling them, go ahead and use frozen peas — I won’t tell! And if you’d prefer a meatless dish, leave off the bacon and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

I found this recipe in April/May 2016 edition of Allrecipes magazine, and changed the ingredients some (like adding the crispy bacon and omitting the parsley and mint.)

Kel's Peas and Potatoes ingredients

Ingredients (Serves 6 to 8)

  • 3 to 4 medium red or new potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh shelled peas (or 1 bag (10 oz.) frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 slices thick bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled


Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Boil in salted water for 5 minutes or so, until the potatoes are fork tender, yet still somewhat firm.

Boil potatoes until fork tender

Drain potatoes, saving enough of the cooking liquid to cover the peas.

Drain potatoes

Cover the peas with the hot potato water and let stand for a minute. Drain.

Cover peas with hot liquid

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat (you don’t want the butter to start turning brown.) Mix in the peas, potatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper.

Add peas, potatoes and broth to skillet

Stir occasionally, until the liquid reduces to a buttery glaze.

Stir until a glaze forms

Place the peas and potatoes in a serving bowl and garnish with the bacon pieces.

Add bacon crumbles to peas and potatoes

This goes great with chicken, pork, fish, or beef, like the pot roast shown here.

Serve Kel's peas and potatoes with pot roast

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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1 Response to Pass Me the Peas, Please!

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    That looks really good. I like peas and will try this. Thanks.

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