Peas with Bacon, Shallots, and Parmesan cheese is a quick, easy and super flavorful way to dress up a bag of frozen peas!
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Peas with Bacon, Shallots, and Parmesan

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 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 179kcal
Author Kathryn Doherty

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 large shallots finely diced - about 1/2 cup
  • 1 12 oz. bag frozen peas thawed (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 37.9mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.6mg