Source: MRS 2015
MRS: 1070 — Vegetables (1000s)

Green Peas (Frozen)

Meal Component Contribution:
½ cup starchy vegetable
Number of Portions: 100  Size of Portion: ½ cup
Recipe HACCP Process: #2 - Same day service
Vegetables (Starchy)
  •  Vegetables (Starchy)

Peas, Green, Frozen, #1612
21  pound(s)
Margarine, Bulk, #1319
8  ounce(s)
Pepper, Black, Ground, #2718
2  tablespoon(s)
Salt, Table, #2219
1  tablespoon(s)


To steam peas:

  • Place frozen peas in solid steamtable pans.
  • Steam for 2 minutes.

To boil peas:

  • Place frozen peas and water in cooking utensil.  Bring water to a boil (use 1 to 3 quarts of water for 100 servings). Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until peas or tender.
  • Place in steamtable pans for service.

CCP:  Heat to 155 degrees F or higher for 15 seconds at the completion of the cooking process.


Melt margarine and pour over peas. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix gently to avoid breaking peas.


Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and place in warmer until ready for service.
Portion with perforated 4 ounce spoodle or #8 scoop per serving. Each portion provides ½ cup of starchy vegetables.

CCP:  Hold and maintain product at a minimum temperature of 135 degrees F. Check temperature every 30 minutes. Leftovers should be covered, labeled, and dated. Quick chill within 6 hours to 41 degrees F or lower.

Production Notes

Use USDA Foods or Department of Defense (DOD) foods when available.
Refer to USDA FNS Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs for quantities to purchase if recipe is altered.
If changes are made in ingredients, check crediting information and re-calculate the nutrition analysis.
”Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals: Preparing Vegetables“ provides seasoning and serving ideas for vegetables.

Nutrients Per Serving
13.67 g
Dietary Fiber
5.27 g
4.92 g
171.48 mg
Total Fat
2.04 g
Sat. Fat
0.86 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g