Green Pea Casserole
This green pea casserole recipe is perfect as a side dish anytime of the year. The sweetness of green peas and the creamy sauce make this dish enjoyable to eat. If you require easy and delicious dinner recipes, this casserole is an excellent choice because it involves a minimum amount of preparation. This dish uses frozen green peas, which means no removing the green morsels from their pods. If desired, however, use fresh peas when they are in season. This casserole will be delicious with both the fresh or frozen kinds.
Most green pea recipes use peas as an accompaniment rather than the main focus of a dish. In the case of this creamy casserole, peas are the star and are enhanced with just a few components, like the white cheese and breadcrumb coating. As with other casserole recipes, this dish would be excellent made ahead. Just assemble the casserole, but rather than baking, allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to bake the next day.
2 Tablespoons butter
1 small onion, minced
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk
8 cups frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a casserole dish and set aside.
Using medium heat, melt the butter in a frying pan and sautee the onions until soft and translucent.
Slowly sprinkle in the flour and continue cooking for 1 minute.
Slowly add the milk stirring all the while until the mixture is smooth.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the frozen peas and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture into the greased casserole dish and then sprinkle a fine layer breadcrumbs. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
Place the casserole into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes to heat through and until cheese is melted. This dish goes well with with mashed potatoes.
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Nutrition Facts for: Green Pea Casserole From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, onion, all purpose flour, milk, frozen peas, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 550, Calories from Fat 174, Total Fat 19.3g 30%, Saturated Fat 11.4g 57%, Cholesterol 55mg 18%, Sodium 604mg 25%, Potassium 508mg 15%, Carbohydrates 66.3g 22%, Dietary Fiber 18.7g 75%, Sugars 22.1g, Protein 30.0g, Vitamin A 144%, Vitamin C 55%, Calcium 46%, Iron 33%
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