Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

Irish style fresh peas and ‘shrooms with a creamy cheese sauce.

Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

One of the recipes I am posting for play in the Culinary Quest.

Peas always popular in Ireland, this one takes a left turn from the usual mushy peas or garden  peas  with mint and dances around with the flavors of mushrooms, roasted garlic, and cheddar.

I bought fresh  peas in the pod, and they shrink down quite  a lot- don’t base the weight on the pods. Fresh peas are also available already shelled at many markets. If you use frozen peas be sure to abide by the cooking time on the package as it is generally much shorter  than fresh peas.

If you need a recipe for roasted garlic, I have one here:  Oven Roasted Garlic

It’s  been a very stressful and hectic week here with a death in the immediate family, so forgive me if I am short on chit-chat. I do want to get a number of recipes up before the quest begins (it’s a cooking event in an online group I participate in).

I hope to try to come back at a later date and talk more on the peas, provided I don’t forget. I hope you enjoy these!


Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

  • 1 pound fresh peas (don’t weigh the pods)
  • 1 teaspoon chicken base or 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 3 cups water
  • 2  tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces sliced  mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic cloves 
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 ounce shredded Irish cheddar cheese


  1. Stir chicken base in water and bring to a boil; add peas and simmer 15-20 minutes or until tender (larger fatter peas will take the longer time).
  2. Heat butter in a saute pan; add mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper, cooking until tender.
  3. Stir in  roasted garlic cloves, cooked drained peas, and cream.
  4. Heat over low heat until it simmers, but do not boil.
  5. Add cheese and remove from heat; stir until cheese melts.

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2 responses

  1. This was really good! I didn’t think the cheese would be good in the peas, but we really liked it. I added some pearl onions, because they were on sale. For the Culinary Quest Munching Minions.

  2. Yummy peas. Each ingredient went together really well. I especially enjoyed the roasted garlic in these. Thanks, Sue. Made for Culinary Quest 2.

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