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Parmesan Peas


Recipe Notes

  • Try other types of cheese or a blend!
  • Freeze extra lemon juice to use later.
Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


1 ½ teaspoons margarine or butter
3 ½ cups peas (two 14.5 ounce cans, drained and rinsed or 16 ounces frozen)
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon pepper
⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Heat margarine or butter in a medium skillet over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet). Add peas and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until peas are heated through.
  3. Add lemon juice and pepper and mix well. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve warm.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


My group of volunteers tested this recipe and we agree that it might be a great recipe to convert non pea eaters to eat peas. :)

I made this recipe last week for a lunchroom tasting at an elementary school. The first batch I made I mixed the parmesan into the peas while in the skillet and the cheese got clumpy and difficult to serve. It also took too long to put into cups and started to burn. I quickly switched to serving it into cups first and then sprinkling the cheese on top, which worked much better. 

I used butter as directed but had trouble with it burning so in the future I would use olive oil! Overall a successful recipe that the kids enjoyed.

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