Baked Pea Dumplings

Baked Pea Dumplings |

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There’s a kinda big game going on tonight and there’s this team, UofM — they’re playing in it.

But this presents a little problem. You see, I attended a different Michigan school.

Some might say my blood runs GREEN.

(Truthfully, I kind of couldn’t care less. BUT I do like cheering for the opposite team as my dad and my in-laws. Keeps things fun and interesting. Because I’m a little stinker smart-alec 90% of the time.)

I figured it was only right that I create a green little appetizer for the game, right? These pea dumplings are fun, playful and taste great. They might even get the pickiest eater in your family to chow down peas.

Baked Pea Dumplings |


These pea dumplings would make a great appetizer, or side dish. I even ate some for lunch one day. They taste great hot but are also good at room temp. If you have fresh basil, by all means, leave out the dried basil and throw in the fresh.

Go green! I mean…blue? Hmm…no.



Baked Pea Dumplings

These little pea dumplings are so crispy and flavorful that they might even persuade your kids to eat peas!

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  • 1 cup peas, thawed if frozen
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • pepper to taste
  • ~18-20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine peas, cheese, basil, pepper and blend until combined (looks like coarse sand).
  3. Spoon approximately one teaspoon onto the center of a wonton wrapper. Using your fingertip, wet the edges of the wonton wrapper and fold over to form a triangle, pressing edges to seal.
  4. Place on a sheet pan and brush with olive oil. Repeat until all the filling is used up.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

adapted from Parenting magazine

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Delicious! A great new way to eat peas.
Husband’s take: He liked them, but did pick some of the filling out. Kind of weird for him, I guess.
Changes I would make: None
Difficulty: Easy!



PS: It still would be cool if UofM won. Just don’t tell anyone I said that.

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  2. Good thing there’s peas in there, now it’s healthy and I can eat the whole darn thing! Great idea!

  3. Yeah I would be eating this whole plate. That’s ok right??? ;)

  4. Hehe, what fun! My school was NOT a sports school, so I missed out on all that. Love the jab at your opposing family members. These look tasty, too!

  5. Such a great idea for the game… and for spring! I love peas!

  6. Even though I’m not a big pea lover, I love when they’re cooked into dishes. These dumplings are so creative and look delicious, Rachel! They’d make a great party appetizer at my girls’ nights!

  7. Did you go to Michigan State?!?!?!?! My entire family went there! I was born in MI.
    PS: I love peas! And I don’t eat enough of them. :) I would gladly make these for Kevin and I.

  8. We try to always support the in-state schools if we aren’t playing, however there is one school that we just DO NOT ever cheer for in this house (FSU, lol). Just can’t do it :)

    Love these girl!! Like seriously love these!!

  9. I sooooo wish the Spartans were playing for the championship instead of UofM. Those pesky wolverines need to go away:) Although, I would not wish for these dumplings to ever go away. Holy yum!

  10. These look great! I love peas. Such an under-rated food!

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  12. Yum I love peas! Another great way to eat them. ; )

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  14. Mmmm, these scream spring to me! Fantastic idea!

  15. I love peas and I wouldn’t feel a twinge of guilt eating an entire tray of these! The only thing is that I always have a hard time finding wonton wrappers… where do you go to find them? Ps: GO BLUE!

  16. I love this! I could probably eat a whole plate by myself!

  17. I love that you filled these with peas! Such a cute (green!) app!

  18. What a great appetizer! Love the idea of that pea and parmesan filling.

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