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Parmesan Peas

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Recipe Notes

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

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1 1⁄2 teaspoons
margarine or butter
3 1⁄2 cups
peas (about 2 cans [14.5 ounces each] drained or 16 ounces frozen)
1 1⁄2 teaspoons
lemon juice
1⁄4 teaspoon
black pepper
1⁄3 cup
grated parmesan cheese


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


  • Try other types of cheese or a blend!
  • Freeze extra lemon juice to use later.
Photo of Parmesan Peas
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 07/02/20

2 Comments for "Parmesan 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.

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. :)