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Holiday Peas

My mom used to 'dress up' peas with buttered cracker crumbs when I was little and it remains one of my favorite dishes. Just about any type of savory crackers can be substituted, including herb-flavored varieties. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup finely crushed wheat crackers
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Place peas in a large saucepan; add salt. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, toss the cracker crumbs, cheese and butter. Drain peas and place in a serving bowl; top with crumb mixture.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • cooks a lot
    Mar 28, 2016

    These were good not great. They did make the peas more appealing to non-pea eaters. I only used half of the cracker mixture. I felt it was a lot to put on top.

  • fuzzball5
    Apr 8, 2014

    This recipe is truly good, I added the wheat crackers but the crispy onions were requested as well. One good way to get peas eaten and there were no leftovers!!!!

  • Happyinvt
    Aug 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • billsbunch
    Apr 7, 2013

    Picky eaters loved this! So simple and yummy. I used seasoned "everything" Ritz crackers.

  • abreendre
    Feb 6, 2013

    Just a nice touch and really easy when making a big meal.

  • jewellmrs
    Jun 5, 2012

    I love these peas! Be sure to serve them HOT!

  • DecMay08
    Feb 16, 2012

    No comment left

  • Liz21078
    Nov 21, 2010

    Very good, it converted me froma pea hater to a pea lover! So tasty, great topping!

  • threehook5014
    Apr 7, 2010

    Made this for Easter dinner and both kids & adults raved about it. Very easy to make.

  • bameiboo
    Feb 4, 2010

    I served this on an weekday so it wasn't a holiday but we gave it a go! I didn't butter the peas or season them. The crumb topping did all that for me. It was good but the crumbs get mushy so it's best eaten right away.I used a veggie herb cracker by the way.