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Brown Butter & Garlic Roasted Peas

The most delicious way to eat your vegetables.

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To be perfectly honest, I hated peas growing up. There’s an infamous family story of me, last one left at the table, strategically hiding my peas under the lip of my plate so I could finally be dismissed. As you can imagine, that strategy didn’t pan out so well for me once said plate was lifted. My tactics for avoiding this sweet green veggie were endless throughout my childhood, but as an adult I’ve slowly been able to shift my viewpoint.

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For starters, cooking them in a fashion other than boiling makes a big difference. Roasting is one of my favorite methods for cooking any vegetable and when you add brown butter to the mix- well, you’re in for a real treat! If you’ve also disliked peas in the past, this Brown Butter & Garlic Roasted Peas recipe just might be the dish that changes your mind.

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The dish requires little more than peeling garlic and browning a stick of butter on the stove. From there, you’ll mix all the ingredients up on a baking sheet and roast for just 20 minutes. With the perfect bit of crispiness and the most heavenly, rich flavor these peas are a serious treat. They make for the perfect side for just about any dinner, but I especially love them with pork chops. I hope your family loves them just as much as we do!

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Serves 8

10m prep time

20m cook time

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  • 24 oz frozen peas, thawed to room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and spread peas onto a standard baking sheet with edges (make sure they’re thawed or the butter will clump).
  2. In a small pan, melt butter until it just begins to turn brown then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Mix the salt, pepper, and paprika into the butter. Pour butter mixture over the peas.
  4. Toss the peas in the butter and then top with garlic cloves.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  6. Serve hot out of the oven!

Recipe adapted from

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