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aunt squishy's peas-n-cheese

Recipe by
Lynsee Gilbert

PRO TIP: After adding the cheese it will look melted but seem gloopy & you're going be tempted to add more milk. DONT! Parmesan cheese is deceptive. Just keep cooking & stirring & be patient. It will continue to thin into a creamy gravy consistency. PRO TIP: Don't add the peas too soon! You need the sauce to be nice and hot so it can thaw & heat the peas without getting cold! PRO TIP: Avoid cooking the peas! If you have to put it back on the burner then you have to but try to avoid it. Cooking the peas will make them mushy and they'll start to taste like canned peas. Yucky.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For aunt squishy's peas-n-cheese

  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 5 oz
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 c
    frozen peas

How To Make aunt squishy's peas-n-cheese

  • 1
    Melt butter over medium high heat in a medium to large non-stick sauce pan or Dutch oven.
  • 2
    Add flour and whisk until smooth.
  • 3
    Slowly add milk, whisking continuously until smooth.
  • 4
    Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and shredded cheese and continue to heat, stirring continuously until sauce is smooth, creamy, and not at all stodgy or gloopy. (See pro-tips)
  • 5
    Remove the pot from heat and add the frozen peas (do not thaw them in advance - see pro tips). Stir peas quickly to get them coated and evenly distributed.
  • 6
    Put a lid on the pot and let it sit for 8-10 minutes until peas are warmed through and serve.