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How to Cook Frozen Peas

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Wondering how to cook frozen peas so they taste their best? We have you covered with the tips and tricks you need to make your frozen peas turn out delicious every time (no boiling required!)


  • 1 pound (16 ounce) frozen peas
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add peas, butter, sugar, and garlic to a large skillet.
  2. Heat over medium high heat until butter is melted and peas are cooked through, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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