Having a few frozen bags of peas in your freezer at the ready will come in extremely handy. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve helped me pull dinner out of a hat. They cook up in a flash, are extremely economical and go with just about everything. Not to mention they can do double duty when you need an ice pack (and if you have little ones, you’re going to need ice packs at some point). If you’re looking to add more green into your meal planning (or last-minute meal planning) we have put together 7 tasty ways to cook with a bag of frozen peas, including those scrumptious mac ‘n’ greens pictured above. You can find that recipe and the others after the jump.
Pesto Pasta with Peas 1 of 7This pasta is quick, easy and hits the spot. And it's versatile. You can eat it warm, room temperature or chilled, making it great for leftovers.
Make pesto pasta with peas
Mac ‘n’ Peas 2 of 7This will have your kids begging for "more mac 'n' peas, please." It's a mac 'n' cheese that both parents and kids can agree on.
Make mac 'n' peas
Shepherd’s Pie with Peas 3 of 7One-pot comfort food. This shepherd's pie is made with lighter ground turkey and is packed with veggies, including ... peas!
Make shepherd's pie
Curried Quinoa Wrap with Peas 4 of 7Even though it's cold outside, we can still dream about spring. Roll up this vegetarian wrap that's filled with sunny delights, like avocado-citrus-carrot slaw, golden curried quinoa, and bright green peas.
Make curried quinoa wraps
Green Cheese & Peas Pasta 5 of 7Bright, colorful, cheesy, delicious, and healthy. This vegan pasta dish resembles and tastes just like creamy mac and cheese.
Make green cheese and peas
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Peas 6 of 7This skillet pot pie is way better than anything you could purchase in a box. It has a flaky homemade crust and is chock full of veggies. Comfort food at its finest.
Make skillet chicken pot pie
Kung Pao Chicken with Peas 7 of 7No need to grab take-out when you can make this take-out favorite at home, in less than 30 minutes — peas and all!
Make Kung Pao chicken
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