Peas

Stirred into a creamy risotto or steamed and sprinkled with fresh mint, peas make a perfect Easter dinner side dish. Browse our many pea recipes for simple, delicious sides that will cozy up well with your Easter dinner main course.

Spring Vegetable Saute

Family Circle

Pasta and Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

For a light and springy pasta dinner, try this pea, basil and Parmesan pesto, then top things off with strips of salty prosciutto.

Total: 30 mins

Classic Risotto with Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

For classic risotto, the rice is cooked slowly, allowing the outside to become soft, while the inside remains firm. In our shortcut version of this recipe, the rice is uniformly tender and the risotto's texture is less creamy.

Total: 40 mins

Sugar Pea and Jerusalem Artichoke Saute

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick nutritious side dish recipe is low in fat, high in fiber. Jerusalem artichokes (also called "sunchokes") aren't really artichokes; they're the root of the sunflower. Eat them raw or lightly cooked.

Minty Peas

Parents

In this recipe, fresh mint and lemon peel tossed with peas make a refreshing side dish.

Cider Peas and Apples

Better Homes and Gardens

Apple cider accents the sweet taste of peas in this simple recipe.

Total: 15 mins

Green Green Spring Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

For a vibrant, vegetarian appetizer, top baguette slices with soft cheeses and a mint-pea spread.

Total: 40 mins

Braised Peas with Scallions and Lettuce

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Split Pea Soup with Veggies

Better Homes and Gardens

Carrots, celery, and onions really up the nutritional ante of this filling pea soup. Always sort through dried peas and beans carefully before cooking and discard any small stones.

Buttermilk-Pea Potage

Diabetic Living

Serve this creamy vegetable soup recipe as an appetizer or side dish.

New Potatoes and Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

One to two tablespoons of snipped fresh chives, in addition to or instead of the parsley, is a flavorful option for this quick-to-make side dish recipe.

Total: 25 mins

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, tossed with fettuccine, is updated for this side-dish recipe by adding lemon peel and peas.

Total: 35 mins

Pea Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepared in less than 30 minutes, this minty side dish has only four ingredients.

Total: 15 mins

How to Make Chicken Alfredo

Everyone should learn how to make chicken Alfredo. Why? It's a classic Italian recipe, its creamy richness is irresistible, and even the picky eaters in your family (you know, the ones who are in the phase of only eating "white" food?) will love it. In fact, that's sort of how Alfredo sauce was invented: Italian chef Alfredo di Lelio created the sauce to appeal to his pregnant wife who had lost her appetite for most foods. It soon became a top seller at his restaurant, Alfredo alla Scrofa. The restaurant, located in Rome, is still doing business today, and still serves their signature Alfredo sauce over chicken and pasta.

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

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