Buttery Peas & Carrots

Buttery Peas and Carrots are one of those classic side dishes that never goes out of style!

Sometimes the best dishes are the simple ones. Tendergreen peas and sweet carrots are cooked with just a hint of dill, then tossed in butter for a quick side dish that goes great with anything!

Buttery Peas and Carrots with melted butter

We love any recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare


VEGETABLES For this recipe, we use frozen peas but fresh works as well. If using fresh, they’ll need to be boiled for about 6 minutes before adding to the pan. If using baby carrots in place of whole carrots, cut them in half lengthwise.

SEASONING Dried dill makes this easy since I often have it on hand. If using fresh dill, sprinkle in just before serving.

BUTTER Butter, salt & pepper make everything better.

ingredients to make Buttery Peas and Carrots


  • For more color, add canned or frozen corn when cooking the peas.
  • Mix in cooked long-grain brown rice for a heartier side.
  • Frozen diced potatoes can be added to peas & carrots as well!
  • To make a creamy peas and carrots casserole, add a bit of heavy cream with the peas.

peas and carrots in the pan with seasoning to make Buttery Peas and Carrots

What to Serve With

Butter peas and carrots are easy enough for every day, but especially great on the holiday table alongside ham with brown sugar glaze or honey baked ham.

top view of plated Buttery Peas and Carrots


  • Buttery peas and carrots make great leftovers! Keep them in the refrigerator up to 3 days in a covered container and reheat in the microwave. Since these aren’t sweetened, leftovers can be added to a soup, stew, or stir fry!
  • To freeze leftovers, place them in a zippered bag labeled with the date on the outside and they will keep in the freezer up to 6 weeks

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Buttery Peas and Carrots with melted butter

Buttered Dill Peas and Carrots

These simple peas and carrots are sauteed until tender, then tossed with butter & dill!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 108
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • Peel carrots and cut into ¼” slices.
  • Cook carrots in olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until just tender crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas, dried dill and 1 tablespoon water. Cover and cook 3-5 minutes or until peas are heated through.
  • Add butter and toss well. Season with salt & pepper to taste.


To use fresh peas, boil them for 6-8 minutes before adding to the pan.

If using baby carrots in place of whole carrots, cut them in half lengthwise.

To use fresh dill in this recipe, use 1 1/2 teaspoons of finely chopped dill and stir in it with the butter.


Calories: 108 | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6664IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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