Sweet Pea Casserole

A Southern favorite at holiday time. We combine sweet early peas with cream, cheddar and French fried onions rings.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
1/2
cup chopped onions
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk
1/2
cup heavy cream
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2
cans (15 oz each) LeSueur® very young small early peas, drained
1
can (2.8 oz) french fried onion rings
  • 1 Heat oven to 350° F. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cook 2 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in flour, salt, pepper; cook stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk and cream; cook stirring constantly 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2 Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Add peas; stir gently to combine.Spoon mixture into 8 inch square baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Top with french fried onions; bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

2 bags (12 oz each) Green Giant Select frozen sweet peas can be substituted for the canned peas.