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creamy parmesan red potatoes and green peas with garlic

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Potatoes and Peas

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Potatoes and Peas - red potatoes and green peas smothered in a creamy Parmesan garlic sauce. This side dish is pure comfort food! Perfect side dish for all kinds of meats.  

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 241 kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 lb red potatoes , small, each potato quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups green peas frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup half and half or, 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup regular milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • parsley chopped


  1. Add quartered red potatoes to a large pot, fill with just enough water to cover potatoes. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pot. Bring the pot to boil, and boil the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes, until they turn tender. Towards the end of boiling the potatoes, add frozen peas, and let the water boil for another 2-4 minutes to cook the peas. When the potatoes and the peas are both tender and cooked, drain them.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter on medium heat in a large skillet, add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute on medium heat, without burning.
  3. Add half and half to the skillet with cooked garlic. Bring to boil, stirring. Once the liquid is boiling, immediately add cheese, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and keep stirring everything together (cheese and the half and half), while boiling, until the cheese melts, for about 30 seconds or 1 minute. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook, constantly stirring, to thicken the sauce - for another minute.
  4. Immediately add cooked and drained potatoes and peas, stir them in and coat them with the sauce. Remove from heat. Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  5. Top with chopped parsley before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Potatoes and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 461mg20%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 22.1mg27%
Calcium 261mg26%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.