Simple Potato and Green Pea Side Dish

This recipe for simple potato and green pea side dish might just be the easiest recipe I have added to the blog, but it still one of my favorites. I think it is the perfect side. You can use any type of potato you prefer, and use frozen or fresh peas. Add in a few simple seasonings, bake and you are done!

simple red potato and green pea side dish

Potato recommendations

My personal preference for the potatoes are either red potatoes, which I used here, or new potatoes. Both are great options. Wash your potatoes and cut them into the size you want. I like BIG chunks of potatoes, so that is how I cut mine.

woman chopping red potatoes on white cutting board

Drizzle with olive oil.Then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

woman pouring olive oil over red potatoes

Place on your baking sheet. I love to line mine with parchment paper, it makes for such a quick cleanup! Bake at 425 degrees. You want this hot and relatively fast.

woman pouring cut red potatoes onto parchment lined pan

The peas

I used frozen peas as fresh are a little hard to find and pretty expensive right now. Let me tell you though, do this right and no one will know the difference.

woman pouring frozen green peas into stainless steel pan.

Add them to your pan with a little water. Bring it barely to a boil and drain immediately. Rinse with cold water. Set aside until the potatoes are done.

woman pouring cooked green peas into colander

Putting together the simple potato and green pea side dish

You can mix your peas and potatoes on the baking sheet if you want to save dishes. I mixed them in a separate bowl,but either way works.

woman pouring roasted red potatoes into stainless steel bowl

Next in is the peas. The heat from the potatoes will warm them back up if they have cooled, so don’t worry about that.

woman pouring green peas onto colander

Don’t mind my weird T-Rex hand there on the left hand side of photo, I have no idea what I was doing :).

Drizzle with a little more olive oil.

woman pouring olive oil over simple potato and green pea side dish

After adding to the serving dish, I squeeze with a little fresh lemon juice, dill and another generous sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper.

Simple potato and green pea side dish in white ceramic dish

It’s so simple, and so tasty! So, go ahead, give these potato and peas a try. I promise you will love them!

Want another simple, veggie filled side? How about this healthy carrot salad. I promise you will not regret making this dish!

Simple potato and green pea side dish in white ceramic dish

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