Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from canned vegetables

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and  Potatoes is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entree.    This was always a spring side dish in my house when I was growing up.  Then, it was made with fresh new potatoes and sweet peas.  Back then, I particularly loved having creamed peas and potatoes as a side dish with chicken.

  Creamed Peas and PotatoesYou can still choose to make it with fresh ingredients, but since this is a 30 days of cans challenge, I used the canned versions.

I have a confession to make.  I had never used canned potatoes before, but I decided that I should give them a try during my 30 days of cans challenge. I wasn’t disappointed.  This recipe was good, and we served the creamed peas and potatoes with perfect pork chops.


Creamed Peas and Potatoes from canned vegetables.

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Creamed Peas and Potatoes
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Serves: 6
Cook's note: If you are unable to find diced white potatoes, simply slice or quarter whole canned potatoes. Total Cost of Recipe: $1.91 or $0.32 per serving.
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced white potatoes, drained ($1.00)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can green peas, drained ($0.50)
  • 3 tablespoons butter ($0.29)
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly minced onion ($0.05)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced ($0.02)
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour ($0.03)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper ($0.02)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  1. Drain vegetables, quartering potatoes if necessary, and set them aside.
  2. Melt butter in deep skillet or sauce pan.
  3. Add onion to butter, and saute over low to medium heat until it becomes translucent. Take care not to burn the butter or brown the onions.
  4. Add flour to pan with the onion and butter. Stir until well combined.
  5. Add milk, stirring constantly until flour and butter mixture is thoroughly incorporated into the milk.
  6. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.
  7. Carefully stir in the peas and potatoes, and allow to simmer over low to medium heat, until mixture comes back to a boil.
  8. Stir very carefully to prevent sticking, but be careful not to crush the peas.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from canned vegetables and milk

Nutrition Grade:  A-

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.5g
Saturated Fat 6.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 32mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fiber 7.3g
Sugars 11.6g
Protein 10.7g
Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 97%
Calcium 18%
Iron 12%


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