No more boring side dishes when you make these Brown Butter and Garlic Roasted Peas. These peas are cooked in the oven for an easy side dish recipe the whole family will love!
This Is One Of My Favorite Ways To Cook Frozen 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.
These Peas Will Definitely Become One Of Your Favorite Side Dish Recipes
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.
How To Make These Roasted Peas
While the 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 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. We’re not eating these peas because they’re healthy – we’re eating them because they’re delicious.
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*Note: Added after reader comments…this recipe calls for the peas to be thawed (slightly) before cooking. But even if you pour the butter onto the frozen peas and the butter seizes up, it will all melt in the oven just fine. Another note after readers comments is that this recipe uses regular sized frozen peas, not petite frozen peas. Petite peas are much smaller than regular frozen peas and they will cook in half the time.
No more boring side dishes when you make these Brown Butter and Garlic Roasted Peas. These easy peas are cooked in the oven for an easy side dish recipe the whole family will love!
- 2 bags (12 oz) frozen peas, slightly thawed *See Note
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 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 minutes, tossing once between cooking. Remove from the oven, toss once more and then serve immediately.
This recipe uses regular sized frozen pease NOT petite frozen peas. Petite peas are much smaller and will cook in half the time listed here in this recipe.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American