Parmesan Peppered Peas
Parmesan Peppered Pea recipe is a spin-off of The Barefoot Contessa’s version, only I add a lot of ground black pepper. Even if you claim to dislike green peas, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe. Try it!
What Type of Peas Should I Use?
Frozen sweet peas work best in this recipe. Simply rinse and drain them before placing them in the boiling water.
Can I Use Canned Peas for Parmesan Peppered Peas?
Experiments with canned sweet peas did not yield a very tasty, nor appealing version of this recipe. Frozen sweet peas work best because they retain their shape and flavor.
Sweet green peas tossed lightly with butter, ground pepper and Parmesan cheese!
- 2 cups water
- 12 oz. bag of frozen green peas
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 - 1 tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a saucepan, bring water to boil
Once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium high and add green peas
Cook peas for 7 minutes; drain and return peas back to saucepan
Add butter and coat peas well
Add pepper and Parmesan; combine well
Plate and garnish with a pinch of Parmesan
- No salt is added to this recipe because the Parmesan is salty enough! Feel free to add more salt if you prefer
What Can I Serve with Parmesan Peppered Peas?
If you want, you can add Parmesan Peppered Peas directly to Fettuccine Alfredo! The flavors work very well together!