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Creamed Peas and Potatoes

These creamed peas, potatoes, and onions belong on your table.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes
Creamed Peas and Potatoes
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This easy creamed peas and potatoes recipe will remind you that sometimes the best things in life are simple.

This classic country recipe looks absolutely beautiful on a checkered tablecloth with roasted chicken, ham sandwiches on crusty bread, and a glass of iced tea. If you're planning a cozy brunch recipe this season, then this recipe is exactly what you need!

Of course, these creamed peas and potatoes don't just look delicious. They also taste amazing.

A light-and-creamy homemade white sauce dresses crisp peas and fluffy yellow potatoes. Each bite is the perfect blend of textures, with flavors of fresh onion and butter. Everyone will love the way that this recipe tastes, and they will be impressed in your cooking skills! You don't have to tell them how easy it was to make.

Editor's Note

Creamed peas and new potatoes were a springtime staple at my house growing up. My dad grows a huge garden, and peas and potatoes were always some of the first produce to be ready to eat in the late spring.

My mom makes delicious creamed peas and potatoes, and here's what she had to say when I asked about one of the other key ingredients in the recipe, onions: "Pearl onions are the fancy way, but I like sauteed green onions since they're in season." I can tell you that not only are they in season, they also come out of their garden!

She also suggests adding nutmeg as a secret ingredient, which I can verify is a fantastic idea. Feel free to add a little to this recipe if you'd like to put your own special twist on it!

-Kristin Anderson, Editor,



Cooking Time40 min


  • 1 pound baby yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 onion, minced and sauteed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sliced scallions for garnish

Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Boil potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

  2. Using the same saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a thick paste; gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Now add potatoes, peas and onions to the sauce; simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Serve with scallions.

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