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How To Make Mushy Peas At Home

Mashed peas are one of the most basic and easiest side dishes to prepare!

Using frozen peas and mint, these are certain to be the greatest Irish mushy peas you’ve ever had! Homemade mushy peas are a traditional comfort meal. So delicious and inexplicably moreish!

If you’ve never had homemade mushy peas before, you’re in for a treat.

Only a few basic ingredients are required to make a batch of mushy peas that would go well with any meal.


How To Make Mushy Peas At Home

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: Irish
Courses: Sides
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
5 min 25 min 10 min 40 min
Servings: 6 person
Calories: 185kcal
Best season: all

The ideal accompaniment to homemade healthy fish & chips (vegan or otherwise). Pea provides an additional nutritional boost and is an excellent way to get more green goodness into your diet. This is especially helpful when making nutritious yet easy and comfortable meals for youngsters.

Did you know that during the canning process, mushy peas lose a lot of nutrients? We have a simple mushy pea dish that tastes great without sacrificing nutrition.

A great dish for the whole family.



  1. Put the peas, salt, sugar, sliced or whole mint leaves, and boiling water in a pan.

  2. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the peas are thick and mushy.

  3. Give the peas a stir from time to time.

  4. Add the butter and roughly mash the peas using a potato masher, or use a blender.

  5. The sauce will thicken even more as the peas cool.

  6. If not, simply boil for a few minutes more to thicken.

  7. Taste the mushy peas and season with salt as desired. If desired, some black pepper might be added.

  8. A few tablespoons of vinegar poured on top of the peas after cooked is also a great addition. (Optional)

  9. To the prepared mushy peas, add a few additional fresh mint leaves.

  10. Serve with homemade fish and chips.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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