Garlic and Herbed Early Peas and French Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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1 (16-ounce) bag frozen french cut beans

1 (16-ounce) bag frozen early harvest peas

4 strips bacon, chopped

1 cup red onions, slivered

1 1/4 cups half-and-half

1/4 cup cognac

1 (1.6-ounce) packet garlic herb sauce mix (recommended: Knorr)

Salt and pepper


  1. Combine frozen green beans and peas in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tablespoon water, cover and heat on high or 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown chopped bacon. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the pan and add onion slivers, saute until softened. Add half-and-half and cognac to pan and whisk in garlic herb sauce mix. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
  3. Drain green beans and peas. Add to pan with the sauce and stir. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.