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Lemon Pepper Mushy Peas

These Lemon Pepper Mushy Peas have bright, fresh flavor and are super simple with almost no prep work!


  • 1 (13 oz) bag frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons light butter, I use Land O’Lakes
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon lemon zest, to taste
  • 1/3 – ½ teaspoon black pepper, to taste


  • Place the peas, butter, water and salt in a saucepan and cover. Bring over medium heat and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are softened. Uncover the pan and remove from heat. Use a potato masher to mush the peas to your desired consistency (mostly mushy with a little bit of chunky for texture is my preference). You may want to add another 1-3 tablespoons of water at this point to reach the consistency you like (I added 2 tablespoons). Add the lemon zest and pepper to taste and stir in to combine.


MyWW SmartPoints per (1/3 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per (1/3 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Nutrition Information per (1/3 cup) serving:
88 calories, 10 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
adapted from Food Network Magazine March 2018