Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

5 Minute Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

About This Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

This is absolutely the fastest recipe for sugar snap peas. It has the sweetness of natural honey and a very subtle tartness of vinegar. If you ever wanted an easy and simple “how to cook sugar snap peas recipe”, this is the one. And it’s a great change for sides for a meal. This is part of our Vegetable Sides Recipes Category.

This is the best recipe for sugar snap peas. From fresh to serving in about 5 to 7 minutes.
Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas as a Side Instead of Green Beans

You can serve it in place of what you might normally have green beans. For example, macaroni and cheese would go well with this side dish recipe.

This recipe is listed on our Christmas Dinner Meals Ideas article, where you’ll also see other traditional and non-traditional fun recipes for main courses, sides, appetizers, salads, and breads.

Best Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

This is an extremely fast and very easy, best recipe for sugar snap peas. You have a number of options to vary the recipe. For example, you can add them into your next stir fry recipe, in place of bell peppers, for example. The only change you make is you stir fry them along with any other veggies or meat you’re having. Another option is

Also, you can use this recipe and cook it in a perforated pan on the barbecue grill, which adds a nice smoked flavor. The change you make is that you’ll toss the snap peas in a bowl with the oil. Then, cook them for a few short minutes over direct heat on the grill. Add the honey, cook for a minute, and sprinkle on the vinegar and cook for a final minute. It’s really like the recipe in a skillet from the stovetop.

Recipe for Fresh Sugar Snap Peas

This recipe for cooking sugar snap peas includes the use of 2 small bags of fresh sugar snap peas from the produce section. It serves 4. For making it for two servings, you just use 1 packet, and click the recipe function to cut the recipe in half. And the same idea for a family of 8, clicking to double the recipe.

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Also, you can just add some raw, fresh sugar snap peas into your salad. It adds a lot of crunch and has a very mild sweetness to itself. Some people prefer to cut them in halves or thirds but that’s just optional. And, if you have these cooked snap peas left over, you can still add them into a salad, no cutting in half necessary as they’re now somewhat softened.


To learn more, read this article on the differences between snow peas and snap peas. For one thing, snow peas are thinner; there are some other interesting differences as well. They look very similar. Finally, this side is great on a holiday as shown in our Thanksgiving Dinner Meals Ideas and Holiday Dinner Suggestions articles.

Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

Recipe for Sugar Snap Peas

This is the best recipe for sugar snap peas. From fresh to serving in about 5 to 7 minutes.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188kcal

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  • 16 ozs sugar snap peas
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or bacon drippings, olive oil, peanut oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar, other vinegar


  • Heat skillet with oil (or bacon drippings) to medium high.
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
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  • Rinse snap peas, shake off excess water, and toss into preheated oiled skillet. Toss briskly to coat the snap peas. While cooking, turn snap peas about every ½ minute for total of 3 minutes.
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  • Reduce heat to medium. Pour in honey and cook for 1 minute. Add in vinegar, cook for 1 minute, and serve.
    3 tbsp honey, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
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Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1233IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg
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