This recipe for Sautéed Peas with Basil and Bacon brings peas to a whole new level. Even kids will love the great flavors in this side dish.
I think peas are one of those foods that you either like or you don’t. We like them at my house! But we usually just simmer frozen peas in some water, drain and stir in some butter and then add it to dinner. That becomes a bit boring after a while. This recipe for sautéed peas with basil and bacon is the perfect way to jazz up plain old peas!
- thick bacon
- olive oil
- garlic cloves
- frozen peas
- fresh basil
- salt and pepper
How to make Sautéed Peas with Basil and Bacon:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
Bacon pretty much makes any food taste better. And in this case, it makes a bowl of sautéed peas taste amazing!
Let me know if you try it. It’s an easy recipe to make, and everyone will be pretty happy that you’re not serving peas in such a ho-hum manner. Enjoy!
The Best Veggie Recipes with Bacon:
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple
- Broccoli with Hot Bacon Dressing
- Fried Cabbage with Bacon
- Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
- Green Beans with Bacon
If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below.
Sautéed Peas with Basil and Bacon
- 2 slices thick bacon, cut into slivers
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 16 ounces frozen peas, thawed
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Sauté bacon in large skillet over medium heat. When bacon is crisp, remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
- Using the same pan, pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, add olive oil and sauté garlic and shallots for 2 minutes. Add peas and basil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until peas are heated through.
- Just before serving, add cooked bacon and season with salt and pepper.
- If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of bacon that is known to be GF.