Sweeney calls the dish "very versatile" and serves it with chicken, beef or fish. Even better? "The best compliment is they eat it and ask for more!" she says.
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Alison Sweeney's Pleasing Peas and BaconServes 4 (makes 1-cup servings)
1 ½lbs. fresh shelled peas or 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen peas (about 4 cups)
1 tbsp. canola oil
5 slices (about 5 oz.) bacon, diced
1 small sweet onion, diced (1 cup)
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ tsp. each salt and pepper
1. Place peas in a pot of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove peas from water and drain.
2. Heat oil in same pot and add bacon and onion. Cook, stirring, until bacon is rendered and onions are browned, 5 to 6 minutes.
3. Add peas and broth to pot and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes, until most liquid has been absorbed.
4. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.