Cooking sugar snap peas is an easy and flavorful way to enjoy this crunchy vegetable! Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a side dish to accompany a meal, sugar snap peas are a delicious choice. In this article, I’ll cover how to cook sugar snap peas in a variety of ways.

1. How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas on Stove

1.1. How To Sautee Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sugar snap peas ( trimmed )
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic minced

Instructions

Step 1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the sugar snap peas and boil for about 2-3 minutes. Once the peas are cooked, drain and rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 3. Add the olive oil and sugar snap peas to the skillet. Next, season with salt, pepper, and garlic minced. Then stir the sugar snap peas around in the pan for about 3 minutes.

Step 4. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the skillet. Let the sugar snap peas cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5. Once the sugar snap peas are tender, remove them from the heat and enjoy!

1.2. How To Steam Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh sugar snap peas ( trimmed )
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1. Place the sugar snap peas in a steamer basket and set aside.

Step 2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. When the water starts to boil. Place the steamer basket into the saucepan

Step 3. Cover the saucepan and steam for 5 – 6 minutes, once the sugar snap peas are steamed to your desired tenderness, remove them from heat and transfer them to a bowl.

Step 4. Drizzle the olive oil over the sugar snap peas and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5. Serve your steamed sugar snap peas warm. Enjoy!

1.3. How To Boil Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sugar snap peas, strings removed from both sides
  • Water for boiling
  • Salt (optional)

Equipment

  • Small pot with lid
  • Slotted spoon
  • Colander

Instructions

Fill a small pot about halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Generously salt the boiling water (about 1 tsp salt for a pot this size).

While waiting for the water to boil, prep the sugar snap peas. Rinse under cold water and remove any strings from both sides of the peas. Leave whole.

Once the water reaches a rolling boil, add the sugar snap peas and put the lid on top. Let boil rapidly for 2-3 minutes. The peas should be vibrant green still and tender but with a very slight crunch left when eating. Be careful not to overcook.

Drain immediately by pouring the entire pot into a colander in the sink. Give a quick rinse under cool water to stop the cooking process.

Transfer boiled snap peas to a serving bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice or any other seasonings you desire. Enjoy hot, room temperature or chilled!

2. How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas in Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of sugar snap peas ( trimmed )
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1. Rinse the sugar snap peas until they are clean and pat them dry.

Step 2. Spread the sugar snap peas on a microwave-safe plate. Then drizzle the olive oil over the sugar snap peas and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3. Place the plate in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute.

Step 4. Remove the plate from the microwave, stir the sugar snap peas and cook on high for an additional 1 minute.

Step 5. Serve the sugar snap peas while they are still hot. Enjoy!

3. How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas in Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sugar snap peas ( trimmed )
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper powder, to taste
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, place sugar snap peas on the baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle garlic, salt, and pepper over the top.

Step 3. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until sugar snap peas are tender.

Step 4. Remove roasted sugar snap peas from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (if desired). Serve hot and enjoy!

4. How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sugar snap peas ( trimmed )
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Step 1. Preheat your air fryer to 375F.

Step 2. Place the sugar snap peas in a bowl and toss them with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Step 3. Transfer seasoned sugar snap peas into the air fryer basket and spread them out in a single layer.

Step 4. Air fry at 375F for 8 – 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

Step 5. Serve the sugar snap peas hot and enjoy!

Sugar snap peas are a great peas to add flavor and nutrition to your dishes. With the instructs in the article, you’ll know how to prepare and cook sugar snap peas properly so you can enjoy their full flavor and nutrition. Good luck!

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Jarrett Stieber

Discover mouthwatering recipes, how to cook basic, and knowledge to know when cooking with Jarrett Stieber on the website Eat Me Speak Me. I'm a chef with over 10 years of experience and is famous in Atlanta.

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