Peas with Onions, Garlic, and Bacon


December 5, 2016

Want to see your kids gobble up their green peas? Use this recipe, full of flavorful bacon and garlic – the perfect way to introduce a healthy veggie.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


1 tsp olive oil

4 slices nitrate-free bacon, chopped

2 medium onions, sliced (about 2 cups)

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp fresh or dried thyme

1 1/2 cups frozen peas

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


1Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

2Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 4 minutes.

3Stir in the onions, garlic, and thyme; cook until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes.

4Add the peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and tender, 8-10 minutes.

5Remove from the heat, stir in the salt and pepper, and serve.

This recipe is part of the Family Favorites menu, with Chicken Sloppy Joes over Brown Rice; Butternut Squash Fries; Peas with Onion, Garlic, and Bacon; and Baked Apples with Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble. Check out the Family Favorites Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for fun, peaceful family mealtime.

Originally published in JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2015

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Nutrition Facts

Calories70 calories
Sodium290 milligrams
Protein3 grams
Sugar5 grams
Total Fat3 grams
Saturated Fat1 gram
Total Carbohydrates8 grams
Dietary Fiber2 grams