Simple Peas and Onions
Simple Peas and Onions

Quick and easy peas and onions! A good side for almost any meal.

I wasn’t always a lover of peas.

When I was a kid, my siblings and I would run for a certain seat at the dining table on the days that peas were served for dinner. This place had a secret drawer in the table. (Well, maybe not that secret, but good enough not to catch the attention of our unsuspecting parents.)

Yes! Mission accomplished! “See mom and dad, I’ve got my peas ready!”

I think they finally figured it out when they came across some shriveled old peas while cleaning the table one day, but the trick was good as long as it lasted.

Thank god I’ve outgrown it!

These days I always keep at least one bag of frozen peas in the freezer. Not only do they make a great impromptu ice pack when you need one, but they cook up in no time and go with practically anything.

Simple is best. And when I have a spare minute, I take a leaf or two of mint from the garden, slice it thinly and add it to the peas.

Simple peas and onions

preparation time
5 minutes

cooking time
15 minutes

total time
20 minutes

4 servings


  • 1 lb peeled off Peasfresh or frozen

  • 1/2 Onionfinely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1/2 Cup chicken broth (Use vegetable broth or just water for the vegetarian version)

  • Black pepper

  • Salt

  • prize sugarOptional


  1. Cooking onions:

    Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter foam recedes, add the chopped onions. Fry the onions for a few minutes until they just start to brown.

  2. Add peas and broth:

    Add the peas and broth and bring to a boil. Taste for salt and add if needed (you may not need to add salt if your broth is already quite salty).

    If you like, add a pinch of sugar to bring out the sweetness of the already sweet peas.

  3. Reduce, add remaining butter and black pepper:

    Stir the peas and onions often – you want the broth to reduce by about half without overcooking the peas.

    When the broth has reduced, turn off the heat and add the remaining butter and some black pepper. Serve immediately.

    If you like, sprinkle some chopped fresh mint on top.

nutritional information (per serving)
189 calories
9g Fat
20g carbohydrates
7g protein
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