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Kid-Friendly Ginger Peas

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious homemade ginger peas and shiitake mushroom recipe. It makes an incredible kid-friendly side dish for any meal.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 77 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups fresh peas *see note
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • cup shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegan butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • If your peas are still in their pods, you will need to shuck them first.
  • Add the butter and mushrooms to a large skillet and cook on medium heat for 4 minutes.
  • Add the peas and the rest of the ingredients Bring to a boil, about 3 minutes
  • Cover and turn the heat to simmer for another 8 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. You can use fresh or frozen peas for this recipe. I do not advise using canned peas as they are salted and somewhat mushy.
  2. Use butter, vegan butter, or any light oil but I would skip any strongly flavored oils like coconut.
  3. If you do not have fresh ginger on-hand, you can substitute ¼ teaspoon ground ginger.
  4. This peas side dish will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 503IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy peas side dish, ginger peas, ginger peas recipe
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