Peas with Bacon, Shallots, and Parmesan cheese is a quick, easy and super flavorful way to dress up a bag of frozen peas!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Kathryn Doherty
2large shallotsfinely diced - about 1/2 cup
1 12oz.bag frozen peasthawed (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add bacon slices. Cook until the bacon is cooked through and crisped on both sides, turning occasionally, about 8-10 minutes.
Remove bacon to a paper towel, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
Add chopped shallots and sauté in the bacon grease until tender, 1-2 minutes.
Add peas and stir until warmed through, about 1-2 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve peas with reserved crumbled bacon and grated Parmesan cheese.
I use thick-cut bacon, but any kind will do. To quickly thaw my frozen peas, I put them in a colander and run them under cold water for about a minute. Then they’re ready to add right in. If you are more partial to canned peas, you can substitute those. Or use fresh if you have some. You need about 2 1/2 cups total.