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.

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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

Spring Peas with Mint

Food & Wine
Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Spring Peas Risotto

Heart-Healthy Living

This extra creamy rice side dish goes well with a lighter main dish, such as broiled fish or chicken.

Total: 40 mins

Honey-Glazed Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots


An easy and sweet side dish that will go perfectly with your Easter ham.

Total: 15 mins

Peas Please Me!

Our garden is already overrun with adorable little pea pods, those sweet round bursts of flavor that signal "spring" more reliably than those tweety little robin red-breasts. And we can't help but recite the corny old rhyme: "I eat my peas with honey, I've done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny, but it keeps them on my knife."

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


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

Spring Pea Mint and Bacon Salad


This bright spring green salad of sugar snap peas and sweet green peas is loaded with crispy bacon and tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Cider Peas and Apples

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 15 mins

Peas and Carrots with Lemon, Dill, and Mint

Fine Cooking Magazine

Remember the frozen version of peas and carrots? The dish gets an update here: no square carrots in sight.

Total: 30 mins

Peas: The Best Frozen Vegetable

Tiny green peas. Approximately one million percent of the time, frozen green peas are better than fresh. You miss the fun of shelling fresh-from-the-garden peas (they look so darling packed into those pods!)

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.

Sweet Pea Mash


Brighten up your plate with this brilliant-green puree. Serve with roasted jumbo shrimp or garlic-rubbed lamb chops.

Total: 20 mins
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