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Creamy parmesan potatoes and peas is a simple and delicious side dish that's perfect for any occasion. Old fashioned creamed peas and potatoes recipe made with frozen peas, red potatoes, butter & cheese compliments any main dish perfectly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Potatoes and Peas
Servings: 8
Calories: 306kcal


  • 8 red potatoes scrubbed & cubed (I cut mine small- probably about 3/4" cubes)
  • 16 oz frozen peas
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 TBSP onion powder
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Fill a medium sized saucepan 3/4 of the way with water. Add about 2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil and add frozen peas.
  • Keep the stove temperature on high and once water is again boiling, add the potatoes. Reduce heat to medium. Boil potatoes & peas for about 15 minutes- until the potatoes are fork tender, but not falling apart. (Check often after you've boiled them for about 12 minutes - you don't want them to get too soft!)
  • Drain potatoes & peas and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, melt butter. Add onion powder and flour. Quickly begin whisking in milk as the flour-butter mixture thickens, adding the milk a little bit at a time. Allow the milk to heat up and the mixture to thicken again before adding more, until all the milk is incorporated.
  • Keep whisking until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add a bit more milk if it gets too thick. Add in Parmesan cheese and whisk gently, until cheese is mixed in and melted.
  • Add the potatoes and peas back to the saucepan. Stir gently to combine. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 1168mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg