Festive puréed peas

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5 min


4 cups (1 L)

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes
Festive puréed peas

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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , finely chopped
  • 6 cups frozen green peas
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp sour cream , optional


  • Heat butter in a wide saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until soft. Add peas and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water. Cover tightly and cook, stirring often, until peas are almost tender, about 8 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium and stir often until water is evaporated and peas are very soft. Stir in seasonings. Purée in a blender or food processor until fairly smooth. Taste and add sour cream, if using, and more salt, pepper and nutmeg if needed. Place in a serving dish and swirl top. Peas look festive when sprinkled with chopped red pepper and parsley.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 147,
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g,

The gentle taste and bright green of these puréed peas are irresistible.

Make ahead

Prepare, then place in a microwave-safe serving dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat on medium in the microwave, stirring every 2 or 3 minutes.