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Sweet Pea Casserole

sweet pea casserole Side Dish Southern
Sweet Pea Casserole
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

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

Updated November 2, 2016

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
355.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.1g
36%
Saturated Fat
12.3g
61%
Cholesterol
57.3mg
19%
Sodium
702.9mg
29%
Potassium
272.3mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
26.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
11.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
20.50%
20%
Calcium
23%
23%
Iron
11.40%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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