Dressed Peas

Dressed Peas

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is from “Company’s Coming for Christmas”. We really like it as one of our veggies with Christmas dinner.”



  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 1teaspooncornstarch
  • 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1teaspoondried basil
  • 1teaspoonDijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1pinchnutmeg
  • 1pinchpepper
  • 2 1/4 lbsfrozen peas
  • Directions

  • Heat and mix all the sauce ingredients (except peas) in a saucepan.
  • Stir until it boils and thickens slightly.
  • Cook peas according to instructions on the package.
  • Drain peas; add sauce to warm peas, mix and serve.
  • Peas may also be served as a cold vegetable.
  • Reviews

  • “This is easy, elegant and delicious. I am going to try the sauce on other veggies.”

  • “Nice delicate sauce. I used frozen mixed vegetables because they were the only frozen vegetables that I had. The family gave their stamp of approval.”

  • “Very nice. Served these with pork chops and boiled rice.”

  • “I have the ‘Companies Coming for Christmas’ cookbook and must have missed seeing this recipe.The sauce is really good, a little sweet a little sour, but a lot tasty!Thanks Bergy for another great one.=)”

  • “This was a very delicious sauce to go over peas. Very easy to make and had a nice tangy flavor that was a perfect accent for the peas. My family loved it and I agree it will make a good holiday side dish. Very elegant. Thanks Bergy.”

  • “I’m HATE leaving negative reviews but this was not good. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I think the combination of ingredients (especially the vinegar) overpowered the delicate peas. I normally love things with stronger flavors but this just didn’t work for me. Sorry.”

  • “This added such a nice and unique flavour to peas – it made a great side dish for my salmon cakes!”

  • “Tasty and super easy. I think I could have handled a bit more sauce given the amount of peas, but only just a bit. I took it to an extended family Christmas dinner, and most of it was gone by the time everyone was done eating, so I think it was a hit.”

  • “I’ve made this twice now. The first time I was disappointed because the flavor was good but very faint. Making it again, I have discovered that if I double the sauce and halve the amount of peas, this is pretty good. My pea-hating husband ate them, though he was still reluctant ;)”

  • “I love vinegar on lots of my green veggies, including brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, collards, kale, mustard and dandelion greens and swiss chard.With the addition of the mustard and sugar and basil it made for a great sauce for our peas.I didn’t add the nutmeg, as I have a fussy son who doesn’t like it, but the flavor was still great.Thanks Bergy!”

  • “We thought these were amazing!The sauce was indeed a great way to dress up regular ol’ peas!I especially liked the addition of red wine vinegar and the tad of Dijon mustard.Peas are often a side dish I forget about, but after having them this way… we are sure to have them more often!Thanks so much for posting your recipe Bergy, we truly enjoyed it :)”

  • “Very lovely spin on the simple pea!I thought these were great, only drawback being a mistake on my part.I had this with a very heavily spiced main dish.I think these would pair much better with a more mild entree, like baked chicken or steak. Thanks so much!”

  • “Wow, great way to serve peas.This gives it that extra kick.My husband was eating out of the fridge cold the next day!!! LOLI will be making these again, often.Thank you for an easy recipe that tastes great…..Stephanie”

  • “10 Star yummy Bergy! I cut this down to 3 servings and wondered if the mustard and vinegar might be a little too predominant, but with the herbs and sugar, everything balanced out wonderfully and I finially have something that makes Dressed Peas into Very Well Dressed Peas Indeed LOL. I microwaved my frozen peas in a smidge of water for 2 and a half minutes and they were perfect. I adore mint with my peas (usually) but DH doesn’t so it’s nice to find a recipe that both he and I love equally … Please see my rating system: a wonderful 5 stars for a quick pea recipe that’s as easy to eat as it is to make. Thanks!”

  • “Very quick and added a subtle flavor. We used 2 leaves of fresh basil from our garden. It was great.”

  • “This was a great way to use up some leftover frozen peas I had.Simple and tastes good, thanks for sharing.”

  • “With all the positive reviews, couldn’t wait to try this for christmas dinner… not only did it stink up the kitchen it tasted awful. Followed the recipe to a tee so not sure what went wrong, sorry it just wasnt for us.”

  • “These were tasty peas. We thought the vinegar flavour would come through more. I needed to salt them again after for a little more kick. Thanks for posting, I really enjoy Companys Coming recipes.”

  • “Enjoyed this very much!I was looking for a recipe for peas to go with salmon that a neighbor is making tomorrow night, and I decided to give this recipe a trial run before we have the salmon.The bite of the vinegar and mustard provided a welcome tang.I’ll definitely be making this recipe again.”