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Sautéed Peas

A simple and delicious recipe for Sautéed Peas. This rustic side dish is made in a matter of minutes with a short list of kitchen staple ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green peas, sauteed peas
Servings: 4
Calories: 127kcal


  • 4 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound frozen green peas
  • ¾ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth, low sodium
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill chopped


  • Melt the Butter: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook Onion and Garlic: Add the onion to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic.
  • Add Peas: Add the frozen peas and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with lots of fresh dill. Serve with fresh lemon wedges, if preferred.



  1. Don't over-salt the peas, you can always add more salt when serving. Plus, salting them too early can dehydrate them.
  2. Don't skip the dill. Peas and dill really go great together, and this dish just isn't the same without the dill. I recommend fresh dill for the most flavor.
  3. Let the peas cool, then transfer to a shallow, airtight container and store in the fridge. Properly stored, your sautéed peas will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator!
  4. Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg