Roasted Sugar Snap Peas Recipe - How to Cook Peas! (2024)

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HEALTHY Roasted Sugar Snap Peas Recipe are easy to make and ready in 8 minutes! Sprinkle with garlic, thyme and salt for a healthy snack! Adults and kids both love this easy delicious pea recipe!

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Not only are sugar snap peas delicious raw (one of my favorite Summer snacks!) but they taste so good roasted too!

It’s a bit funny that I’m posting this recipe just as about we’re to tear up our green beans and plant our next batch of sugar snap peas. Soon our boxes will be cleaned out with long beans and the sugar snap pea seeds will be put into the ground. Then we’ll start the watch of seeing the peas grow from sprouting from the ground to seeing who can make it to the top of the fence first.

Every year we grow sugar snap peas twice because we just can’t get enough. They are a favorite crunchy snack but they also go hand in hand with some of our favorite meals. Give me some sugar snap peas, pasta and a little olive oil and you got a big bowl of happiness.

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With a big harvest of peas I wanted to come up with a sugar snap peas recipe that took them to that extra step of yum? The result…

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How to Make Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

I’m in love with these roasted sugar snap peas! Perfect for dinner or snacking!

After you’re done the fun process of removing all the stems from the peas you’re pretty close to a finished meal as these only have to be baked for 7-8 minutes.

They’re roasted with a few simple ingredients, olive oil, garlic, thyme and sea salt. That’s it.

You are going to put the sugar snap peas in a single layer on a baking sheet that’s been covered with aluminum foil (easy clean up!) or silicone baking mats. Coat peas with olive oil, garlic, thyme and salt. After they’re mixed up, bake for 7-8 minutes and they’re ready to be eaten!

And the result is the most delicious peas you’ve tasted! They make a great side dish with practically anything.

Or consider them an “add in”. We love adding them to a big bowl of pasta with some garden broccoli and radishes too! We call this “Pea Pasta” in our house. This is one of our favorite weeknight meals because of how easy and quick it is.

Whatever way you chose to eat these Roasted Sugar Snap peas – you won’t regret it! Enjoy this healthy recipe!

Looking for more pea recipes? Try my Cream of Pea Soup and Creamed Peas!

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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas


HEALTHY Roasted Sugar Snap Peas are easy to make and ready in 8 minutes! Sprinkle with garlic, thyme and salt for a healthy snack! Adults and kids both love this easy delicious pea recipe!

By: Pamela Reed

Prep Time: 2 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes minutes

Total Time 10 minutes minutes

serves 4


  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • sea salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  • Put sugar snap peas in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Coat peas with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic, thyme and salt on peas and mix around so coated.

  • Bake 7-8 minutes.

  • Serve as a side dish, or add to a bowl of pasta!


Nutrition Information:

Calories: 58kcal (3%)

Keyword: roasted sugar snap peas

Vegetarian Spring, Summer

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  1. Alice says

    Such an easy recipe, but most of all: delicious! Made with organically grown ‘Sugar Daddy’ Snappeas.


  2. Karen van says

    Sugar snap peas are the ones with edible pods. Shelling peas (also known as English or Garden peas) are the ones you take out of the pods and just eat the peas. Snow peas (just to make it more confusing) are basically just flat pods, no peas. You can use young snap peas as snow peas.


  3. Jane Doe says

    I’m already concerned with this recipe before I even make it. Your video shows pea pods, not sugar snap peas. REALLY??!!! Have immediately lost trust.


  4. rezzie2 says

    Great recipe! My only change was that, since I live in Texas, I substituted cilantro for parsley. It was great as a side dish!


  5. Karly says

    This is so easy! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Anne says

    Just finished dinner with these as our side dish. They were great. The sugar snap peas were from our garden. I’m sure we will have these many times over the next months, it’s wonderful to eat seasonally. Thanks


    • Pamela says

      Hey Anne, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed this sugar snap recipe! I bet they were really delicious coming straight from your garden!


  7. Sandy says

    Excellent side dish. Purchased some fresh from the farmers market. I followed the recipe except I used basil (dried). Delicious and very healthy!


    • Pamela says

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the recipe Sandy!


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Roasted Sugar Snap Peas Recipe - How to Cook Peas! (2024)


Are sugar snap peas supposed to be cooked? ›

Eat sugar snap peas raw or gently boiled so they don't lose that wonderful crisp crunch – they're great in salads or stir-fries.

How to cook stringy sugar snap peas? ›

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the snap peas and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until the peas are bright green in color and barely fork tender (we prefer them to still have a little crunch). Remove from the heat and season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest (optional).

How long should I boil sugar snap peas? ›

Bring salted water to boil; there should be enough to cover peas when added. Add peas. When water returns to a boil, cook about 3 minutes. Do not overcook.

Do you have to remove string from sugar snap peas? ›

The ends of the pods are often tough and fibrous, and not very enjoyable to eat. Removing the stringy parts makes the sugar snap peas more pleasant to eat and easier to digest. Additionally, trimming also enhances their visual appeal in dishes where they are served whole, such as salads or side dishes.

Is it OK to eat sugar snap peas raw? ›

Sugar snap peas are delicious and easy to prepare. You can eat them raw or cooked, and they go great with a variety of different recipes. Raw sugar snap peas are a convenient snack you can take on the go, while cooked sugar snap peas have a rich flavor that goes well with other dishes.

Why are my sugar snap peas chewy? ›

Make sure to de-string your pods.

Make sure to remove the fibrous strand where the pod is sealed together before you eat your sugar snap peas. Leaving the string in the pod may yield a dish with an unpleasantly chewy texture.

Are you supposed to eat the whole sugar snap pea? ›

Snap peas are also known as sugar snap peas and are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. The whole pod is eaten and has a crunchy texture and very sweet flavor. Snap peas may be eaten raw or cooked.

What is the difference between sugar snap and snow peas? ›

Sugar snap peas are a cross between snow and garden peas. The pods of snow peas are flatter with small, premature peas, whereas sugar snap peas are more rounded. Both have an identical nutritional profile and very similar flavors. Still, sugar snap peas tend to be sweeter and more flavorful.

What part of sugar snap peas do you eat? ›

You can eat the whole pod, with the peas inside, and if you can get them fresh from the farmer's market, they will be so impressively sweet. TIP: You may want to break the ends off and remove the long strand that runs along the side—but with very fresh and tender peas, chances are you won't even notice it.

What is the best way to eat snap peas? ›

Green peas are amazingly good raw, especially if you can shell them and eat them before they get too big and tough. The best way to cook them is to toss them in boiling, salted water for about two minutes, then drain them and toss them in butter. Eat them with a spoon.

Should sugar snap peas be soaked before planting? ›

Some pea (Pisum sativum) seeds will look wrinkled. Most of them have hard coats, and all benefit from soaking before planting. Soak them overnight in warm water.

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