Make with bacon for meat lovers, or without for vegans/vegetarians
bacon, peas and onions, vegetarian
Calories: 248 kcal
strips bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
(if using bacon, only use 1 tablespoon olive oil)
large Vidalia onion or 2 medium onions
(yellow or white, sliced)
16-ounces package frozen baby peas
dashes red pepper flakes
If Using Bacon
Slice onions and set aside. Cut raw bacon into pieces (kitchen scissors work well.) In a large, non-stick skillet, heat a drop of oil and add the bacon to the pan. Partially cook the bacon on medium high, until the bacon grease is released.
Add the onions and the rest of the tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and stir to mix with the bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden (about 10 minutes).
Add the frozen peas, salt and black pepper to the pan and stir together. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until peas are cooked to your liking. Taste peas and stir in red pepper flakes as needed before serving.
Slice onions. Heat 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and golden (about 10 minutes).
Add frozen peas, salt and black pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until peas are cooked to your liking. Taste peas and stir in red pepper flakes as needed before serving.
I've always used a skillet, but Mom says if you have a non-stick sauce pan, you can use that, and the peas should cook more quickly.
Peas with Onions (and Bacon)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 39.4mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.