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Pea Stew – Kitchen Staples Recipe

Pea Stew in a plate and a fork

Pea Stew in a plate and a fork

This pea stew can be made with pantry and freezer ingredients. Exactly what we are all looking for right now. Simple meals, full of flavor that the whole family will enjoy. Did I mention that you can use ingredients that you already have at home?

Hello my friends. It seems like a very long time since we last talked. So much has happened. So many things changed. It is really hard to wrap my head around it. Most of us are now staying home. Homeschooling our kids while working from home.

Some of us are under lockdown and are allowed to leave our houses only for the absolute necessities.

And what is more basic than groceries?

Pea Stew in a plate and a fork

Most of us are now relying on what we already have in our food storage to feed our families. Time is a commodity most of us can not spare with all our new responsibilities. Also going to the store is not only not advisable due to the pandemic but more and more stores are out of staple products.

This stew is one of my first choices when my fridge is looking kind of bare and I have to cook, to pack “hot” lunches for the next day, at 11:00p.m. Yes, I do regularly cook at such an hour. That’s why, I thought it could be useful for some of you too. Especially if you are trying to space out your shopping.

I always use a pressure cooker if the recipe allows me to. It is just a personal preference, especially since I bought myself an electric multi cooker, i.e. an Instant Pot. If you don’t own one, I urge you to consider investing in one. It is one of my most used kitchen appliances. 

If you choose the stove, this recipe is also a keeper. All you have to do is double the amount of water (or stock if you are using that) and increase the cooking time. In my experience you need to cook the food three times longer to achieve the same results as you would if you were cooking in a pressure cooker. Still all stoves and pots are not the same so use your judgment.

I really hope you like this recipe. If so consider sharing it and tag me @olivetreemeals so I can see it. 

What would help you now more in the kitchen? Please tell me how I can help in the comments below, on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest)  or send me an email at

I will do my best to provide useful information and guidance.

Pea Stew

A family favorite that can be cooked with ingredients you can have in your pantry and freezer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Natural Release10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Joanna
Pea Stew in a plate and a fork


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 500 gr frozen peas
  • 250 gr frozen corn
  • 2 medium carrots you can use frozen
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 300 ml water or vegetable stock or one vegetable bouillon
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Turn on the Sauté Setting on high and saute onions and carrots. After 3-5 minutes add the peas and corn.
  • Stir well and add salt and pepper and water or broth. Bring to a boil and close the lid.
  • Turn on the Pressure Cook setting on High Pressure, More and Pressure cook for 15 min.
  • Use either the natural or quick release method. Open the lid and stir. Serve hot.



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Pea Stew in a plate and a fork


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