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“I tried this dish at a dinner for our American Legion Post 154. The recipe came from Carol Wacenske’s . I thought these were so yummy.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Peas in Cheese Sauce
  • 6 34 teaspoons butter
  • 6 34 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 38 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 14 cups milk
  • 1 18 cups cubed process cheese (recommendedTops Cheezy Melt or Velveeta)
  • 32 ounces frozen peas, thawed (2 packages - 16oz each)
  • Crumb Topping
  • 1 cup finely crushed wheat crackers
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Sauce– In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in peas; cook 1 – 2 minutes longer or until heated through.
  2. Topping– Toss together crackers, Parmesan cheese and butter.
  3. Spread Peas with Cheese Sauce into a 9x13x2 dish. Add crumb topping over mixture.

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