Creamed Potatoes and Peas: A Comforting Classic

Creamed Potatoes and Peas is a comforting and timeless dish that combines tender potatoes and sweet peas in a creamy, flavorful sauce. This classic side dish pairs perfectly with roasted meats or serves as a satisfying vegetarian option on its own. Here’s how to prepare it.


  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


1. Cook the Potatoes:

  • Place the peeled and diced potatoes in a large pot of salted water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the frozen peas to the pot.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and peas and set them aside.

2. Make the Cream Sauce:

  • In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in the all-purpose flour to create a smooth paste (roux). Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Add Milk and Cream:

  • Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream until the mixture is smooth.
  • Continue to cook and stir until the sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.

4. Season the Sauce:

  • Add garlic powder and onion powder to the sauce.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings as needed.

5. Combine Potatoes and Peas:

  • Add the cooked potatoes and peas to the creamy sauce.
  • Gently stir to coat the vegetables evenly with the sauce.

6. Heat Through:

  • Place the pot over low heat and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat everything through.

7. Garnish and Serve:

  • If desired, garnish the Creamed Potatoes and Peas with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

8. Enjoy:

  • Serve this comforting classic as a side dish or enjoy it as a standalone meal.

Creamed Potatoes and Peas is a traditional side dish that combines the sauce’s creamy richness with the earthy flavors of potatoes and the sweetness of peas. This dish provides warmth and comfort in every bite, whether served alongside a hearty roast or enjoyed on its own. It’s a satisfying and timeless dining experience to share with family and friends.