Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011: Cheesy Peas and Mushrooms

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As the days get a bit shorter and the morning temps a bit lower, I naturally gravitate toward more comfort foods. This recipe is for a side dish that is an ideal pairing with a simple protein since it’s so rich (I served it with a white meat turkey loaf and potatoes). It may be a good way to get your kids to eat their peas!

Cheesy Peas and Mushrooms

1 t. olive oil
1 t. butter
4 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 shallot, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and shallot. Saute for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Add the frozen peas and cover with a lid; cook for about 5 minutes more, until peas are heated through. Reduce heat to low and add cubes of Velveeta; sprinkle with black pepper. Cook a couple minutes more, just until cheese is melted. Stir and serve.

Serves 3


  1. Ummmy num num! That looks GREAT!

  2. This was a yummy dish - but not particularly healthy! Isn't that always the way it works?