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Instant Pot Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas are a delicious, fast, and easy side dish that are always a hit at the dinner table! These Creamed Peas can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. 

Creamed peas in a serving container

I adore cream cheese and I adore corn. A few years ago, I had Creamed Corn and my life was changed! It is now my favorite recipe on the Thanksgiving table, and I look forward to having it every chance that I could get. 

Recently I started thinking…. If I love Creamed Corn so much, what other vegetables can I cook in a similar fashion? Creamed Peas seemed like a great first idea to try out! They are absolutely incredible, and, dare I say, rival my creamed corn! 

This recipe has a 3 minute cook time, only 5 ingredients, and goes with EVERYTHING. Plus, I haven’t gotten a bad review on them yet!! You have every reason to try out this recipe, and I can’t wait to hear what you think. Keep reading this article for tips and tricks on how to make your Instant Pot Creamed Peas perfectly. 

What are Creamed Peas? 

Creamed Peas are made by mixing peas with heavy cream, cream cheese, butter, and spices to create a delicious cream sauce! This recipe specifically can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. 

What Do I Need to Make this Recipe? 

Ingredients 

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  1. Frozen Peas: You do not need to thaw the peas before putting them in the pot. The pot will thaw them as it comes to pressure. 
  2. Heavy Whipping Cream: I recommend full fat cream cheese for ultimate tastiness! You can use low fat if that is your preference! 
  3. Butter: Use salted or unsalted butter. 
  4. Cream Cheese: You do not need to soften the cream cheese. Use it right out of the fridge, the Instant Pot will soften it for you! 

Tools 

  1. Instant Pot: This makes the process extra quick and easy. 

How to Serve Creamed Peas 

This recipe would be delicious as a side dish with almost anything, including chicken, mashed potatoes, beef, or even pasta (especially my Macaroni and Cheese)! You can eat them as is or try out the very popular method of serving them on toast! 

How to Make this Recipe

Instant Pot Instructions

Instant pot filled with the ingredients to make Creamed Peas
Cooked creamed peas in the instant pot before stirring
Creamed peas after being stirred.

Place all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and secure the lid.

Turn the pressure to HIGH and cook for 3 minutes. When the cook cycle is complete, perform a Quick Release.

Open the lid, stir, and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir until the cream cheese melts and the peas are coated in the cream. Enjoy!

Expert Tips 

Overhead view of bowl filled with creamed peas.
  • Feel free to use frozen, thawed, or canned peas, depending on what you have on hand. Do not change the cook time. 
  • You can use different types of cream cheese to change the flavor of your creamed peas. Try experimenting with flavors like bacon cream cheese, jalapeño cream cheese, or chive cream cheese. 
  • The mixture will look funny when you open the Instant Pot because the cream cheese is cooked, but you can’t tell yet. Once you stir the mixture, the cream cheese will melt into the peas, making the perfect creamy sauce.

Recipe FAQs

Will I Get a Burn Notice? 

No, even though it doesn’t seem like there is a lot of liquid in this recipe, you will be just fine! The butter melting, the liquid from thawing the peas, and the heavy cream all produce enough liquid that you will not get a burn notice! 

Can I Pressure Cook Heavy Cream?

Yes, because the heavy cream has a high fat content, it can be cooked under pressure! Do not substitute this ingredient with milk or half and half as it will curdle under pressure. 

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Instant Pot Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas are a delicious, fast, and easy side dish that are always a hit at the dinner table! These Creamed Peas can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop.
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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Pressure Building Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 226kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 24 oz frozen peas
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or to taste
  • 8 oz cream cheese cut into smaller pieces

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and secure the lid.
  • Turn the pressure to HIGH and cook for 3 minutes. When the cook cycle is complete, perform a Quick Release.
  • Open the lid, stir, and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir until the cream cheese melts and the peas are coated in the cream. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Frozen Peas: You do not need to thaw the peas before putting them in the pot. The pot will thaw them as it comes to pressure. 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: I recommend full fat cream cheese for ultimate tastiness! You can use low fat if that is your preference! 
  • Butter: Use salted or unsalted butter. 
  • Cream Cheese: You do not need to soften the cream cheese. Use it right out of the fridge, the Instant Pot will soften it for you! 
  • Feel free to use frozen, thawed, or canned peas, depending on what you have on hand. Do not change the cook time. 
  • You can use different types of cream cheese to change the flavor of your creamed peas. Try experimenting with flavors like bacon cream cheese, jalapeño cream cheese, or chive cream cheese.
  • The mixture will look funny when you open the Instant Pot because the cream cheese is cooked, but you can’t tell yet. Once you stir the mixture, the cream cheese will melt into the peas, making the perfect creamy sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1253IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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