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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

Can you ever eat peas and carrots without thinking of Forrest Gump? Me either! But hey, that’s you and me, right? We go together like peas and carrots and so let’s learn how to cook canned peas and carrots.

As you might know, I’m covering a “How to cook canned…. “ series and this is one of that series. Today we will learn how to cook canned peas and carrots on the stove and in the microwave.

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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

If you don’t learn anything else from this series, I hope you will learn that most any food can be improved with the addition of the following:

  • Spicy flavor
  • Acid
  • Fat
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Sweet

This is the kind of addition we are making to the canned peas and carrots to help them taste a little better.

WHAT ARE CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

Peas and Carrots are a traditional vegetable dish that have gone together for time immemorial. The problem (at least as far as I can tell from my internet searching) is that people want to know how to season canned peas and carrots.

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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

HOW TO MAKE CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS TASTE BETTER

We will cover that today, but the basics are butter, salt, pepper, sugar, lemon juice and a small sprinkle of red pepper flakes if you so desire.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

It is SUPER important that you pour off the water that is in the can with the canned peas and carrots. We will add a little fresh water and you might think, why pour that off and add more? The reason we do this is because sometimes the canning water isn’t the best tasting.

If you are against adding the lemon juice (you actually won’t taste it – but if you are afriad to add it, then leave it off) you could alternatively add a little splash of cider vinegar, it will serve the same purpose.

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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

IF YOU ENJOYED HOW TO MAKE CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS, YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY…

HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS IN THE MICROWAVE

Using the recipe below, put all of the items together in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Then heat in 1 minute intervals until the dish is heated through.

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I can’t wait!

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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS AND CARROTS

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How to Cook Canned Peas and Carrots

A simple recipe for how to cook canned peas and carrots
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned peas and carrots, peas and carrots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 8.5 oz can of peas and carrots drained
  • ½ cup clean water
  • 1 Tbs whole butter
  • 1 tsp white granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat on the stove top, pour all of the ingredients together.
  • Heat over medium heat until the dish is heated through, the butter is melted and the water has begun to boil

Notes

Canned peas and carrots are EXCELLENT with mashed potatoes, check out loaves and dishes for the classic mashed potatoes recipe.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Canned Peas and Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

There is a quote by Angelina Jolie that goes something like this:  People always say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.

That is so true, isn’t it?

HAVE YOU?

How many times in your life have you been told that you are doing something wrong when in fact you were just doing it your own way? Have you changed the way you were doing something because of someone else?

How many times have you changed your path only to find that you should have stayed on your original path?

For me? It is so many times that I can’t even count them. That is one of my major faults: Trying to hard to please someone else instead of listening to my own inner voice.

GROWING OLDER

This is something that growing older has helped. Certainly, there is something about passing 50 (cringe) that has improved this for me, since I rarely care what anyone thinks of me any longer. (Please tell me that this isn’t just me and that I’m not a crabby old goat because of it. Lol.)

This feeling of choosing your own way reminds me of Pauls second teaching to Timothy. He reminds Timothy to avoid arguments and to be peaceful because we know we are right in the Lord and he is faithful to us also.

I encourage you to read the entire passage which I won’t place here, it is certainly worth a read.

2 Timothy 2: 14-15

Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

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Recipe Rating




Amy

Saturday 5th of September 2020

My mom used to make black eyes peas and I don't know what she would add, but they were so delicious. I've tried to make them before and they ended up in the trash. I am excited to try this recipe. Hopefully my toddler will like them too. This recipe looks so simple and delicious. Thank you!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 7th of September 2020

Hi Amy! I hope you love them! Thanks for leaving a comment!

Nicole Rodgers

Monday 20th of April 2020

I used 1 can of peas and 1 can of carrots. I doubled the ingredients & OMG, the flavor of this mixture is AMAZING!! THANK YOU!!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 20th of April 2020

Hi Nicole! I'm so glad that it was just what you were looking for!

Sara

Friday 19th of April 2019

Hi Wendy! This post reminds me of a saying my grandma (who is still alive) always says. (It might be offensive to some people because of political correctness): "Old Chinese proverb; Woman who cook carrots and peas in same pot, very unsanitary." Hope you get a kick out of grandma's joke!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 19th of April 2019

I think it's funny too. lol. Give your grandma a hug for me. :)

Moxie

Friday 13th of July 2018

I think I might even like peas and carrots like this!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 13th of July 2018

Give them a go and see!

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