Hot Pecan Peas

Use turkey bacon (which yields less drippings) and a nonstick skillet to make this dish more healthful.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 4 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen baby sweet peas (do not thaw)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
  2. Stir onion into hot drippings in skillet. Reduce heat to medium low; cook 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Add peas, 1/2 cup water, and Creole seasoning; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until peas are tender. Stir in bacon and pecans.
  3. Note: To toast pecans, bake in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.
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