Peas and Bacon

It’s not easy making frozen vegetables taste delicious, but with the help of a little bacon and some shallots, frozen peas are transformed into a quick and easy side dish that everyone will want seconds of.
Peas & Bacon- Ina Garten

Peas and Bacon

(Adapted from Ina Garten’s “Make It Ahead”)
Makes 4-5 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 ounces bacon (1/4″ dice)
1 large shallot (halved and sliced)
10 ounces box frozen peas
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium (10-inch) sauté pan.  Add the bacon and shallot, and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is browned and the shallot is tender.
  2. Add the frozen peas, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook over medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes, until the peas are hot.
  3. Taste for seasonings, and serve.