Creamed Peas and Potatoes in the Instant Pot is a delicious Side Dish Recipe you will love. Living in Idaho for the past 20+ years, I’ve fallen in love with potatoes, specifically New Potatoes or the small baby potatoes. They are so tender and soft and full of flavor. The potato skins are so thin and tender you won’t even need to peel them in this recipe.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes
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I never grew up eating Creamed Peas and Potatoes, but it’s a recipe I’ve grown to enjoy because of where I live. It’s easy enough to make in the Instant Pot which is fantastic and I can’t wait to show you all the tips and tricks for the perfect Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe.

The recipe is very similar to Creamed Peas. Okay, it’s really the same basic recipe just more of it! Peas are not everyone’s favorite vegetable. My own mother doesn’t care for peas and she loves ALL Vegetables. My advice to you is to be thrilled when others don’t love it, it means more for YOU!

Shopping List for Creamed Peas and Potatoes

  • New Potatoes – I prefer using a combination of red new potatoes and golds
  • Sweet Peas or Petite Peas – Fresh is best or Frozen Peas is a great choice too
  • Half and Half – I like using Half and Half for a good creamy cream sauce
  • Butter – Salted Butter
  • Flour – All Purpose Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Onion – Grated

How to make Creamed Peas and Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Step 1: Add 1 cup water to a 6qt Instant Pot or 1 1/2 Cup water to an 8qt Instant Pot and place a trivet on top

Step 2: Wash and slice new potatoes in half. Season with Salt and Pepper and place potatoes on Trivet.

Step 3: Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 5 minutes. Make sure to close pressure valve and secure lid.

Step 4: Meanwhile steam peas in microwave until cooked.

Step 5: Release Pressure when cooking time has completed and remove potatoes. Rinse liquid out of liner and place liner back in pressure cooker.

Step 6: Set to Saute and wait until the pressure cooker reads hot. Add Butter and grated onion and saute until golden.

Step 7: Add 1 1/2 tablespoon flour to butter and onions to make roux

Step 8: As butter melts with flour it will create a paste. Saute and cook paste for 45 seconds to 1 minute being careful not to burn paste.

Step 9: Add half and half, and salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine creating a cream sauce. Sauce will thicken as it cooks.

Step 10: Add peas to cream sauce and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Cooked Potatoes and Stir to combine. Serve Hot.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes on the Stove

Step 1: Fill pot with water over high heat

Step 2: Wash and cut potatoes in half and place in pot. Cook for 9 minutes or until potatoes are mostly tender when poked with a fork or knife.

Step 3: Add peas to potatoes and cook 2-3 more minutes. Remove from heat and drain liquid.

Step 4: In a frying pan melt butter and combine with flour creating a roux. Cook through and add milk, heavy cream, and salt and pepper.

Step 5: Whisk to combine over medium/high heat creating a cream sauce.

Step 6: Add cooked peas and potatoes and stir to combine. Serve Hot

Step 7: Store leftovers in sealed container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Instant Pot Creamed Peas and Potatoes

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Pretty easy to make is you ask me but here are a few FAQ’s just to help you out just in case!

Can I cut up larger potatoes instead of using New Potatoes?

Yes you can! Cut into 1 inch cubes. You will want to use about a pound and a half

Fresh, Frozen or Canned Peas?

You can use either Fresh, Frozen or Canned Peas. I prefer using Fresh or Frozen for best results. Canned peas tend to be very soft and get smashed

Can I use all Milk or all Heavy Cream?

Of course you can, however I find a combination of both milk and Heavy Cream is a good balance of creaminess and still lowers the calories a bit.

Optional Add-ins

I do love to add Parmesan Cheese and fresh herbs. You can also add finely grated onion to give a deeper flavor.

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Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and Potatoes in the Instant Pot is a delicious Side Dish Recipe you will love. They are so tender and soft and full of flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Red and Yellow New Potatoes
  • 10 ounce Sweet Peas Frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Onion Grated
  • 2 Cup Half and Half

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions

  • Add 1 cup water to a 6qt Instant Pot or 1 1/2 Cup water to an 8qt Instant Pot and place a trivet on top
  • Wash and slice new potatoes in half. Season with Salt and Pepper and place potatoes on Trivet.
  • Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 5 minutes. Make sure to close pressure valve and secure lid.
  • Steam peas in microwave until cooked or boil in water on stove
  • Release Pressure when cooking time has completed and remove potatoes. Rinse liquid out of liner and place liner back in pressure cooker.
  • Set to Saute and wait until the pressure cooker reads hot. Add Butter and grated onion and saute until golden.
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoon flour to butter and onions to make roux
  • As butter melts with flour it will create a paste. Saute and cook paste for 45 seconds to 1 minute being careful not to burn paste.
  • Add half and half, and salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine creating a cream sauce. Sauce will thicken as it cooks.
  • Add peas to cream sauce and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Cooked Potatoes and Stir to combine. Serve Hot.

Stove Top Directions

  • Fill pot with water over high heat
  • Wash and cut potatoes in half and place in pot. Cook for 9 minutes or until potatoes are mostly tender when poked with a fork or knife.
  • Add peas to potatoes and cook 2-3 more minutes. Remove from heat and drain liquid.
  • In a frying pan melt butter and combine with flour creating a roux. Cook through and add Half & Half, and salt and pepper.
  • Whisk to combine over medium/high heat creating a cream sauce.
  • Add cooked peas and potatoes and stir to combine. Serve Hot
  • Store leftovers in sealed container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Can I use all Milk or all Heavy Cream?

Of course you can, however I find a combination of both milk and Heavy Cream is a good balance of creaminess and still lowers the calories a bit.

Optional Add-ins

I do love to add Parmesan Cheese and fresh herbs. You can also add finely grated onion to give a deeper flavor.
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