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A quick and easy recipe for easy sugar snap peas



This is a quick and easy side dish recipe that takes full delicious advantage of seasonal sugar snap peas. Sweet, tender-crisp, and fresh tasting, this recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes.


  • 1 ½ pounds sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  1. Remove the strings from the sugar snap pods. Cut off the stem end and pull the string down the back of the pod. Set aside.
  2. In a large saute pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the snap peas to the skillet.
  4. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder over the peas. Toss the peas to coat each with seasonings and butter.
  5. Saute, tossing often for 3 to 5 minutes until the pods are bright green and crisp tender. I like to stop tossing for the last minute to allow the bottom few to brown just a little. Don’t overcook the peas. You want them to retain both their green color and crispness.
  6. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1