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Creamy Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon
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13 INGREDIENTS • 11 STEPS • 25MINS

Creamy Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon

This Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon recipe features a delicious mix of flavors, shapes, and texture with a decadent cream sauce bringing it all together. A true testament that sides can be beautiful, delicious, healthy, and EASY. Who says you can’t have it all? Feel free to use your favorite herbs in this recipe.
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This Creamy Spring Peas with Bacon recipe features a delicious mix of flavors, shapes, and texture with a decadent cream sauce bringing it all together. A true testament that sides can be beautiful, delicious, healthy, and EASY. Who says you can’t have it all? Feel free to use your favorite herbs in this recipe.
25MINS
Total Time
$2.40
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
us / metric
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Butter
1 Tbsp
Sugar Snap Peas
1 1/2 cups
Sugar Snap Peas, trimmed
Salt
1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Frozen Green Peas
3 1/3 cups
Bacon
8 oz
Chicken Broth
1 1/2 cups
Chicken Broth
Heavy Cream
4 Tbsp
Heavy Cream
Ground Nutmeg
as needed
Ground Nutmeg
Fresh Herbs
1/2 cup
Chopped Fresh Herbs
parsley, thyme, sage
Lemon
1
Lemon, juiced
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
450
Fat
33.3 g
Protein
15.4 g
Carbs
23.0 g
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Author's Notes

To trim sugar snap peas, cut the stem end from each pod and pull downward to remove the string.
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step 1
Heat a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and Butter (1 Tbsp) and melt.
step 1 Heat a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and Butter (1 Tbsp) and melt.
step 2
Add the Sugar Snap Peas (1 1/2 cups), Salt (1 tsp), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar snaps are crisp-tender.
step 3
Stir in the Frozen Green Peas (3 1/3 cups) and cook while stirring for 3 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
step 3 Stir in the Frozen Green Peas (3 1/3 cups) and cook while stirring for 3 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
step 4
Add Bacon (8 oz) to skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Once the bacon has cooled, chop it into small bits.
step 4 Add Bacon (8 oz) to skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Once the bacon has cooled, chop it into small bits.
step 5
Discard all but 2 Tbsp of the bacon grease and if there's not enough bacon grease in the skillet, add enough butter so that the total drippings in the pan equal 2 Tbsp.
step 6
Add All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp) to the drippings and whisk continuously for 2-3 minutes until flour is bubbling. You've just made a roux!
step 6 Add All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp) to the drippings and whisk continuously for 2-3 minutes until flour is bubbling. You've just made a roux!
step 7
Mash 1/2 cup of the peas and add them to the roux.
step 7 Mash 1/2 cup of the peas and add them to the roux.
step 8
Slowly and gradually stir in the Chicken Broth (1 1/2 cups), whisking until smooth. Add the Heavy Cream (4 Tbsp) and Ground Nutmeg (as needed). Whisk continuously until the sauce is reduced by 1/3, about 5 minutes.
step 8 Slowly and gradually stir in the Chicken Broth (1 1/2 cups), whisking until smooth. Add the Heavy Cream (4 Tbsp) and Ground Nutmeg (as needed). Whisk continuously until the sauce is reduced by 1/3, about 5 minutes.
step 9
Add peas back to the sauce. Cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
step 10
Stir in the juice of the Lemon (1) and season with additional Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 11
Transfer peas in cream sauce to a serving bowl or platter, and top with crumbled bacon and Fresh Herbs (1/2 cup).
step 11 Transfer peas in cream sauce to a serving bowl or platter, and top with crumbled bacon and Fresh Herbs (1/2 cup).
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American
Date Night
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pork
Quick & Easy
Spring
Side Dish
Vegetables
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