Vibrant Mushy Peas: A British Classic Reimagined

Easy and Flavorful Traditional Mushy Peas Recipe

Discover the bright, versatile side dish that’s taking plates by storm – Mushy Peas!

Forget bland, overcooked vegetables – mushy peas are here to revolutionize your side dish game! This British staple transforms humble frozen peas into a vibrant, flavorful mash that’s sure to become a family favorite. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll create a dish that’s not only delicious alongside fish and chips but versatile enough to elevate any meal.

While traditionally made with dried marrowfat peas, our modern twist uses readily available frozen peas for convenience without sacrificing flavor. The result? A brilliantly green, buttery mash that’s perfect for dipping, spreading, or savoring by the spoonful. Get ready to explore the endless possibilities of this simple yet stunning side dish!

Irresistible Mushy Peas


  • 1 pound frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint, basil, or sage (optional, for a flavor boost)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine peas, 1 tablespoon butter, and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until peas are tender and butter has melted (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and mash the peas using a potato masher or wooden spoon until you reach your desired consistency.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and remaining butter until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For an extra flavor dimension, mix in your choice of finely chopped herbs if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
140 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 131mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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