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Parmesan peas with mint recipe

Parmesan Peas with Mint Recipe

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Don’t let this unexpected pairing fool you! Parmesan peas and mint is a surprisingly delicious combo.
Course side dishes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 205
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 yellow onion grated
  • 3 cups petite peas defrosted
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shaved, broken into small pieces
  • cracked pepper to taste


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Add onion and cook 3–4 minutes until translucent. Add peas, sugar and salt, then cook, stirring continuously, just until the peas are heated through—approximately 3–4 minutes.
  • Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. Toss with mint, Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper then serve warm.


These peas are a perfect side for meaty dishes…especially lamb chops!


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g