Nothing is quite as nostalgic or comforting as Creamed Peas on Toast. This recipe is easy to make with only a few pantry ingredients. You can use canned, fresh, or frozen peas; no cream is required.
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🍞 What is Creamed Peas on Toast?
It's exactly what it sounds like—creamy peas served on toast. The creaminess comes from a simple white sauce made with butter, flour, and milk.
I'm not entirely sure this dish has a documented origin, but I always knew about it growing up. It's easy to prepare and makes an excellent breakfast or light lunch.
- Butter: We need some to make the cream sauce and spread it on the toast. use unsalted butter so we can control the salt levels. If you only have salted butter, omit the salt in the recipe.
- Flour: Combines with butter to form a roux, which thickens the cream sauce.
- Milk: Any percentage of milk is fine; you can also use plant-based alternatives.
- Canned peas: Frozen will also work. If using frozen, parboil the peas in a small pot of water for 2 minutes.
- Salt: Enhances the overall flavor.
- Bread: Any type of bread works fine.
- Black pepper: For the best flavor, use freshly cracked black pepper.
STEP 1: Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 2-3 minutes until the color changes to a light golden and stops foaming.
STEP 2: Pour in milk and salt and stir until the mixture thickens.
STEP 3: Add the drained peas to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
STEP 4: Pour the creamed peas over the buttered toast and sprinkle ground pepper on top. Enjoy!
The sky's the limit with these; feel free to:
- Add fried onions: Add ½ cup of fried onions along with the drained peas.
- Add bacon: Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top for a deliciously crunchy topping.
- Add lemon juice: Liven up the cream sauce by adding a splash of lemon juice and, if you like, some of the zest too.
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Creamed Peas On Toast
- 2 tablespoons butter (plus more for spreading on toast)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk
- 14 ounces can green peas (drained, see notes for frozen peas)
- ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 4 slices buttered toast
- ground black pepper
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until the color changes to a light golden and stops foaming.
- Pour in milk and stir until the mixture thickens. Add drained peas and salt to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
- Pour the creamed peas over the buttered toast. Sprinkle ground pepper on top, and enjoy!