Frozen peas are an excellent staple to have in your freezer as they offer convenience and retain their nutritional value. In this article, I will guide you through three simple methods on how to cook frozen peas: on the stove, in the microwave, and in an air fryer. Each method provides its own benefits, allowing you to choose the cooking technique that best suits your needs.

1. How To Cook Frozen Peas on Stove

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat a skillet or medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. If using butter or olive oil, melt it in the skillet or saucepan.

Add the frozen peas and carrots to the skillet or saucepan. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.

Cook for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the peas and carrots are tender and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from heat and serve as a side dish or incorporate into your favorite recipes.

2. How To Cook Frozen Peas in Microwave

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Place the frozen peas in a microwave-safe dish. Then add water to the dish.

Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or use microwave-safe plastic wrap with a vent.

Microwave on high power for 3-4 minutes, or until the peas are tender.

Carefully remove the dish from the microwave using oven mitts or a towel, as it will be hot.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Give the peas a gentle stir and let them stand for a minute before serving.

Use the cooked peas as a side dish or add them to salads, pasta dishes, or stir-fries.

3. How to Cook Frozen Peas in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for a few minutes.

In a bowl, toss the frozen peas with olive oil until evenly coated. Then season the peas with salt and pepper according to your preference.

Place the peas in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Cook the peas in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Check the peas for desired tenderness and crispness. If needed, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Once cooked, carefully remove the peas from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula.

Allow the peas to cool for a few minutes, as they will be hot.

Serve the crispy air-fried peas as a snack or incorporate them into dishes like grain bowls, soups, or casseroles.

Cooking frozen peas is a simple and convenient way to add a burst of vibrant color and nutrition to your meals. Whether you choose to cook them on the stove, in the microwave, or in an air fryer, each method provides a quick and tasty result.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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