Peas and Carrots with Two Onions


This delicious old-fashioned dish features peas and carrots in a lightly thickened, buttery thyme-infused sauce. Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

Peas and Carrots with Two Onions
Photo: © Frances Janisch
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)

  • 3 large scallions (minced)

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ½ pound carrots (diced)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon thyme leaves

  • 1 pound frozen petite peas


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over moderately high heat. Add the onion and scallions and cook, stirring, until softened. Stir in the flour. Add the water, carrots, salt, pepper and thyme and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to moderate and cook until the carrots are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add the peas. Cover and simmer until the carrots and peas are tender, about 5 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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