Peas, a small but mighty vegetable, have been a favorite of mine since childhood. I remember the joy of popping open the pods and eating the fresh, sweet peas straight from the garden. As I grew older, my appreciation for peas expanded beyond the simple pleasure of eating them raw, and I began to explore the many delicious ways to cook with them.

One thing I've noticed is that kids seem to have a special affinity for peas. Whether they're added to a casserole, served alongside mashed potatoes, or pureed into a soup, kids seem to adore dishes that feature peas. Perhaps it's the mild flavor or the bright green color, but there's something about peas that seems to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.

As it turns out, there are many good reasons for kids (and adults!) to love peas. Not only are they a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but they're also incredibly versatile in the kitchen. From creamy pasta sauces to hearty curries, there's no shortage of delicious ways to incorporate peas into your meals.

Peas are a humble yet versatile vegetable that have been enjoyed for centuries around the world. They are a popular and nutritious vegetable that have been cultivated for thousands of years. As a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they are a nutritious addition to any meal. They are a part of the legume family and are related to other plants such as lentils and chickpeas. 

Mashed potatoes are a classic comfort food that pairs well with a variety of flavors and seasonings. One way to add a fresh twist to this dish is by incorporating dill. Dill is a fragrant herb that has a bright and slightly sweet flavor, making it a perfect complement to the flavor of  peas. In this recipe, we will explore peas in sauce and mashed potatoes with dill. 

Mashed Potatoes with Peas in Sauce

Peas are a nutritious and delicious vegetable that have been enjoyed for thousands of years. They are a good source of fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any diet.


Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
Difficulty: easy
Servings: 3

vegan, gluten free, dairy free


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 300 g frozen peas
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 250 g tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine


  • fresh parsley
  • ground paprika
  • dill
  • marjoram
  • salt, pepper


  1. Peel the potatoes and 2 cloves of garlic, and put them in salted water to cook. We keep the cooking water because we'll use it later.
  2. Heat the sesame oil and sauté the chopped onion briefly. Add finely chopped carrots, celery, garlic, and peas, and mix them together on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add salt, spices, and tomato juice. After 10 minutes, the sauce is ready.
  4. Put the cooked potatoes and garlic in a bowl, add a tablespoon of margarine and a few tablespoons of water in which they were boiled, and mash until you get mashed potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Energy Boosting: Peas are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy to children throughout the day. This makes them a great snack option for active kids.
Protein-Packed: Peas are an excellent source of plant-based protein, which is important for children's growth and development. They can be a great addition to vegetarian and vegan diets.

Photo credits:
Jelena C. Š.