Green pea stew

Green pew stew is one of the most popular Hungarian vegetable stews. It is extremely easy to prepare, and you have a healthy, nourishing and tasty meal ready in 20 minutes.

Green pea stew is frequently served in schools and kindergartens, but it’s also a popular item on simple family menus or for a light workday lunch.

How To Serve Green Pea Stew

By itself it is a great vegetarian dish, but as most vegetable stews in Hungary, green pea stew is generally served with some kind of meat (eg. meatballs, frankfurters) or fried egg.

Green pea stew can be prepared using fresh or frozen peas. Take attention not to overcook or undercook the vegetable. Cooking time might vary depending on what type of green pea you are using.

An Easy Yet Tasty Dish

Even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, you should try this easy-to-make green pea stew which can easily give a nice and healthy diversity to your everyday menu.

Hungarian name: Borsófőzelék or Zöldborsófőzelék.

Green pea stew in plate
Green pea stew

Green pea stew

An easy yet tasty vegetable stew from Hungary
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 ½ cups green pea (900 g)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 ¼ cups water (300 ml)
  • 1 cup milk 240 ml
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Start by siautéing the green peas in the vegetable oil over medium heat covered, until almost tender. This takes between 5-10 minutes depending on the type of the vegetable.
    Green pea stew step 1
  • Add chopped parsley, salt, sugar and flour, and let it cook for another minute.
    Green pea stew step 2
  • Pour water then milk, stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
    Green pea stew step 3

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