Sauteed sugar snap peas are such a simple 10 minute side dish recipe. Seasoned in garlic, salt and pepper, these sugar snap peas are just so great – and great for you! No need for any special tools, just simply a skillet and you are on your way.
When it comes to working with peas, green beans, even carrots, there are so many ways you can dial up the flavor. From lemon seasonings, to balsamic, sweet molasses or the simple taste of garlic, creating delicious side dish options is so simple. While I am a big fan of side dish casseroles and crock pot veggies, there is no need to mega plan to create a simple 15 minute vegetable side dish that compliments your chicken dinner.
Personally, I love sugar snap peas. They are kinda fun to eat with that little crunch and are not something I eat often, so I always enjoy.
These sauteed sugar snap peas are also easily converted to snow peas- no matter what, you can expect a simple and flavorful side without too much work.
Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas
These sugar snap peas serve 4 and are a really quick side dish to make up! Sugar snap peas are also low carb and are paleo as well! If you are on a specific nutritional diet, just eliminate or substitute the carrots and make as normal. As far as being keto friendly, there is a lot of debate on what is considered a safe carb count for KETO, so check with your own nutritional app to make that decision.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 12 oz package frozen sugar snap peas
- chopped green onions (approx 3 stems)
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3/4 cup matchstick carrots
- salt and pepper to taste
Are sugar snap peas and edamame the same thing?
Nope! Sugar snap peas and edamame are not the same plant.
What is the difference in Sugar Snap Peas and Snow Peas?
Snow peas are flat, but you can eat the pods on them as well.
How to make Sugar Snap Peas in Skillet
- No need for fresh sugar snap peas in this recipe. Simply grab a bag of the frozen ones to keep it easy.
- Add your olive oil, frozen sugar snap peas, chopped/diced green onion, and fresh minced garlic to a large skillet.
- Heat your vegetables and seasonings over medium heat, stirring your sugar snap peas frequently for about 5 minutes, so they become nice and cooked through.
- Season your vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove sugar snap peas from heat and stir in (optional) mint leaves for something a little extra.
Sugar Snap Recipe Variations
- Add a bit of chopped mint
- Add a bit of chopped cilantro
- Lemon and Pepper
- Add them to stir fry
- Substitute carrots for asparagus, mushrooms, or white onions
More Unique “Pea” Recipes
Peas are not just sugar snap peas – we have Black Eyed Peas (which are actually beans), creamy peas, or simple regular peas in pea salad!
Here are some other side dish options for you to choose if you are looking for any pea recipe.
- Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas – Slow Cooker black eyed peas are the perfect after holiday no- cooking and no-baking dish! Using up your left over ham or turkey, this “hoppin john” recipe is a dump and go! Full of delicious Southern flavors like deep spices and garlic, you can serve flavorful black eyed peas right over rice or with corn bread.
- Creamed Peas in a Skillet – Creamed Peas with bacon are a delicious thick, creamy, and sweet pea side dish that compliments almost every meal. Perfect for a large crowd or holiday, you can find creamed peas a fantastic option to pair up with a variety of side dishes and at under 20 minutes to make, worth your time. Fancy taste, easy recipe!
- Black Eyed Pea Salad with Bacon – Southern caviar black eyed peas, is a delicious black eyed pea salad that mingles together bacon, onions, garlic and a beat of heat – a truly Authentic Southern side dish recipe that will make you feel like you walked right into your favorite restaurant.
- Creamy Bacon Pea Salad – Creamy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad is a delicious blend of Ranch seasoning, mayo, crunchy bacon and cheese to pull together this filling, tasty, and easy side salad. The soft mini pasta shells are the perfect filling combination with fresh or frozen peas. This is a can’t go wrong creamy pasta salad dish that will have everyone begging for seconds!
- Pea Salad Recipe with Red Onions and Cheese – Pea Salad with red onions and cheese is a quintessential recipe for spring and summer with its creamy texture and taste. And talk about an easy recipe! If you can mix, you can make, which means this pea salad is done in mere minutes to free you up for summer fun.
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