Mushy Peas Recipe
Recipe type: Accompaniment, Vegetables
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Serves: 2-4
  • 300g Frozen Peas (any kind) Use marrowfat peas to get a similar effect to tinned mushy peas
  • 30g Butter
  • Tablespoon Double Cream (Optional)
  • Water
  • Half Level Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch Cracked & Ground Black Pepper
  1. Put your peas into a microwaveable bowl, sprinkle the salt and pepper and cover the peas with water. Cook on full power for between 6-10 minutes. Depending on the type of pea you have, it might take longer. I usually put mine on for 5 minutes, then check them to see if they've softened up. If they haven't, I just microwave them for a slightly longer.
  2. When peas are softened, drain the water from the peas and add the butter and optional cream. Depending on your taste, you may want to add a little extra salt. .
  3. To keep a tinned style effect, use a potato masher to mash down the peas, or for a more pureed version, like the image here, just pop them into a blender for a few seconds. This can also be blitzed for longer, as a pure puree version for those who need it.
Recipe by Scottish Mum at