No more boring sides when you make these Brown Butter and Garlic Roasted Peas!
Sure you can just throw out a bowl of peas for dinner. They’re going to be fine, I mean a pea is a pea right?
But if you want to take a few extra steps you can have ridiculously good peas. Like peas that everyone is going to be shoveling into their mouths bite after bite.
Which is also why this recipe make a lot – you’re going to need a lot.
Good side dishes are what makes a good dinner. Sometimes the main dish steals the show, but sometimes it’s the sides. And these Brown Butter and Garlic Roasted Peas are a a side that will totally steal the show.
You can start out with a couple bags of frozen peas, I’ve seen recipes for roasted peas using canned peas but I have to say I’m not a fan of the canned pea. Also since they’re being roasted I think the frozen peas stand up better in this recipe. Otherwise you’d have mushy peas.
And no none wants that.
While you’re oven is heating up you can start melting the butter in a skillet. Swirl it around for a few minutes after it’s completely melted so it starts smell get nutty and turn brown. It goes pretty quick and you don’t want it to burn so watch it closely.
Put the frozen peas right on a baking sheet and pour the brown butter all over the top. Add the garlic cloves and toss the peas so they are coated in the butter.
Roast the peas in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, toss again and serve.
Don’t be afraid of the butter, there’s a lot in this recipe. It’s what makes it good. W’ere not eating these peas for because they’re healthy – we’re eating them because they’re delicious.
- 2 bags (12 oz) frozen peas, thawed
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 garlic cloves, peeled
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a skillet until it's just turning brown then remove from the heat.
- Put the peas on a baking sheet with an edge to it (so the butter doesn't drip) and pour the butter over the top.
- Add the garlic cloves and toss to coat the peas in the butter.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes, toss once more then serve immediately.