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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE

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WHAT IS CANNED PEAS?

Just so we are all on the same page, let’s just make sure we are all using the same can! For this post, we are talking about green peas that you will find on any American grocery shelf. We ARE NOT talking about black eye peas or any of those particular legume family.

HOW TO SEASON CANNED PEAS?

The best thing you can do for any canned vegetable is to season it properly. I want you fixing your peas so that they taste JUST LIKE HOME! That means proper seasoning which consists of:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

ARE CANNED PEAS COOKED ALREADY?

You might be wondering if canned peas are cooked already. The reason you would ask this is because you want to make sure that it is safe to eat them when they are just warmed up. The answer is, “Yes”. It is safe to eat them right out of the can.

CAN YOU FRY COOKED PEAS?

You can, but you might not want to is the answer. When you fry a pea, often the inside comes out and makes a mess in your cooking oil.

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE

  • When purchasing your peas, you might want to remember that the early small peas usually the best tasting. They have a sweeter flavor and the skin is less thick.
  • Keep in mind the number of servings for the can you pick and make sure you are cooking enough for everyone who will be at your table. The recipe below is for 2 servings. You can bump up the other ingredients if you need to feed more people.
  • Pouring the can water off is important. Some canned food, I’ve noticed has a can taste. You can be assured that the cans with the white plastic lining will not have this taste of metal but since I don’t know which one you have purchased, its better to go with pouring that water off.

 

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE

  • Drain the water from the canned peas. Some cans impart a metal taste and everything will taste better with fresh water.
  • Some people will tell you that there is flavor in the water inside the can, but that probably isn’t a flavor you actually want.
  • Remember for this recipe and most all recipes, you will want salt, pepper, sweet, a fat and a tiny bit of spice (some recipes you also want some acid). It’s a good rule of thumb.
  • You might enjoy the tiny baby peas more than the full grown big peas, especially if you aren’t a real pea lover to start with. The baby peas are less strong tasting and are generally more sweet.
  • When comparing costs, you’ll notice that some of the tiny cans actually contain as many actual peas as the larger cans. Just like potato chips, sometimes it’s more filler in the can than actual product.

COOK ON HIGH?

  • While it might seem like a good idea to turn the stove up on HIGH to get things hot as soon as possible, it will actually do better if you do a medium heat and gently warm the whole pot up together.
  • A HOT heat will bring it to a boil fast, but might break your peas apart.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER FLAVORS?

  • Feel free to add something to your peas. A lot of people like the taste of peas and carrots together (it also makes a nice color together!). Some people like mushrooms in their peas. Get creative, it can be fun!
  • If you only have salted butter, use it and don’t worry about it, just taste the peas before you add too much salt.
  • Kosher salt is good to use because it is difficult to add too much, the grain is large and it is easy to actually pinch in your fingers. If you only have regular table salt, start with ¼ tsp and increase as needed to taste.
  • If you don’t have garlic or onion powder, then you may leave those off. However, the peas usually taste better with those items added for flavor.

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THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE

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HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE

This is a recipe for how to cook canned peas on the stove
5 from 17 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook canned peas, canned peas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz can of green peas
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Open the can of green peas and pour off the water in the can.
  • Add a ½ cup of fresh water to the peas and pour the peas and water into a small sauce pan.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat on the stove top.
  • Add the butter, salt, pepper, onion powder, sugar, garlic powder and red pepper flakes to the peas.
  • Heat over medium heat stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and the peas are heated through

Notes

This is an easy recipe for how to cook canned peas on the stove

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
HOW TO COOK CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

Today I just want to share some of the word for everyone to digest. There isn’t much that I need to add. You’ll understand the meaning when you read the scripture.

Matthew 19: 13-15.

Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating




Lori A

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

I love it! I rinsed my peas with water and omitted the kosher salt to lower the overall sodium because my butter was salted, I think.

I love this website because not everyone was raised with someone able or willing to teach basic cooking skills from a pantry. Comments like "use a slotted spoon" to remove the peas is very helpful. Your website allows me to pick up any can of food and know that I can come here and find a recipe with only a few additional low cost ingredients to make it tasty. Thank you!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

Hi Lori, That makes Sarah and I both feel super good. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you enjoyed your peas. Please let me know if there is a recipe you are looking for or want to know how to use an ingredient or whatever. You can simply leave a comment here on the website or you can email me at wendi at sign loavesanddishes.net

Sands

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Holy Moly! This was fantastic! And i never. ever. Leave a comment. Its that good. Thank you so much for sharing!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 19th of January 2023

So glad you enjoyed it!

Franchesca

Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Girl you just made canned peas taste like fine dining!! Thank you!! Removing the can water is such great advice. And the butter and seasonings are delish with the peas. God bless you sister!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 19th of December 2022

So glad you enjoyed them!

Kathleen Kelly

Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Thank you for all of your advice on "doctoring up" canned peas. I don't think any of us expected to be confronted with the pandemic, loss of income and drastic increase in food costs. Those forced to resort to food pantries, like myself, likely have no experience with preparing canned vegetables. Your information is very much appreciated.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Best wishes dear one! I prefer canned beans for many reasons, not the least of which is time involved! Hope you enjoy!

Mimi

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

I love that you posted a recipe for CANNED PEAS ON THE STOVE! I was looking for a way to doctor them up, and found your site. I decided on a little butter and some fresh cracked pepper.

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Sounds perfect!

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