13 easy peasy pea recipes

Good things come in small peas. They add green to the plate, a pop of sweetness and protein, too. Go on, give peas a chance.

13 easy peasy pea recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Easy pea recipes

5-Veggie Burger

Check out this sweet veggie patty. That’s sweet potato, peas, zucchini, carrots and green onion mashed together to form the most flavourful burger on the block. Get the recipe: 5-Veggie Burger

Veggie burger on a sesame seed bun with a pickle speared throughPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Spring Chicken Sauté

Cremini mushrooms and green peas are hanging out in a rich broth alongside your favourite go-to protein: chicken breasts. Get the recipe: Spring Chicken Sauté

bowl of chicken breasts with gravy, mushrooms and fresh peasPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Springtime Roti

A flavourful medley of chickpeas, green peas, spinach, tomato and onion are all wrapped up in a warm roti. Can’t find roti? Too bad. Just kidding, use a whole-wheat tortilla instead. Get the recipe: Springtime Roti

roti filled with chickpeas and vegetablesPhoto: Michael Alberstat

Spring Pea Tortellini with Shrimp

Pick up some dumpling wrappers at the store for instant tortellini—prepare to feel very proud of your mad skills. Heck, we’re proud of you, too. Get the recipe: Spring Pea Tortellini with Shrimp

Plate with homemade tortellini, fresh peas and shrimpPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Green Pea and White Bean Soup

Frozen peas and canned navy beans make homemade soup—in less than 30 minutes—a cinch. Let kids garnish their own bowls with sour cream swirls and crumbled bacon. Get the recipe: Green Pea and White Bean Soup

bowl of pea soup with baconPhoto: Roberto Caruso


The New Tuna Casserole

Stocking canned tuna in the cupboard and a bag of peas in the freezer will save you time and money. Talk about comfort food. Get the recipe: The New Tuna Casserole

13 easy peasy pea recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Your crew won’t say “ew” to those little green pods when you stash them in this hearty stew. Their unexpected pops of sweetness cut through the rich, beefy broth. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

bowl of hearty beef stew with potatoes, carrots and peasPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Barley Risotto with Mushroom, Zucchini and Peas

Rice is nice, but barley makes a good stand-in and gives this risotto a nutty, chewy twist. Get the recipe: Barley Risotto with Mushroom, Zucchini and Peas

bowl of thick risotto with veggies and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Peas

Looking for a quick and easy meat-free meal? This vegetarian pasta carbonara is the answer. It gets its protein from egg and smoked white cheddar. Fresh peas give it a perfect pop. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Peas

plate of pasta with peas and cheesePhoto: Maya Vis­nyei

Korean Beef Bulgogi

Ever had bulgogi? You should! Thin strips of marinated meat are sautéed, then laid over a bed of rice. This recipe keeps the peas in the pod with fresh, super delish snow peas. Get the recipe: Korean Beef Bulgogi

13 easy peasy pea recipes

Chicken Barley Soup

The beauty of a soup is you can basically throw whatever you want at it—sad, saggy veggies, that leftover bit of chicken from the other night. Oh, yeah, and peas. Get the recipe: Chicken Barley Soup

bowl of hearty soup with chicken and vegetablesPhoto: Roberto Caruso


One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Are we noticing a trend here? Pasta plus peas equals a good time. And when there’s cheese involved too—forget about it. Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

thermos with mac and cheese with peasPhoto: Erik Putz

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Hey, risotto! Bitty orzo pasta makes a great base for sweet peas, salty pancetta and fresh Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe: Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

bowl of risotto with peas, pancetta and grated parmesan

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This article was originally published on Apr 10, 2019

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