Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"At the end of the day if you follow the music it'll take you on a really, really great journey."
-Mike Dirnt, Musician

The refrigerator light goes on...

When I started on this recipe I was going to make a traditional creamy peas. They were good, but the mustard and tarragon makes this really special.

Reduced Fat Cheeses

Regular cheddar cheese is about 9 grams of fat per ounce. These days the lower fat versions are easy to find and full of flavor. Look for cheeses in the range of 4 to 6 grams per ounce.

Kraft produces a good sharp cheddar that is 6 grams per ounce that is marketed under the Cracker Barrel name. It is labeled "made with 2% milk, Reduced Fat." Jarlesburg brand is a very good quality Swiss cheese, which has about 6 grams of fat per ounce. Reduced Fat Cheeses 


Creamed Peas

Servings = 2 | Serving size =2/3 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 1/3 cup frozen peas
2 Tbsp water
1/8 small salt
1/8 tsp dried tarragon
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp coarse ground mustard
1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese

Place the peas in a small pan over medium high heat. Add the water, salt, tarragon and pepper.

Cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. As the water is almost evaporated reduce the heat to medium. Add the mustard and cream cheese. Cook for about 3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2/3 cup

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 119 Calories from Fat 22
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 243mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 28 mcg Potassium 327 mg
Magnesium 44 mg