Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic

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Sugar Snap Peas With Garlic – An easy side dish recipe that only takes 10 minutes to prepare and calls for a few ingredients.  This recipe can be made with sugar snap peas or snow peas.

Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic on a serving plate

Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas have a natural sweetness that shines through in this recipe.  They are best when they still have a little crunch.  So, there’s no need to cook them for very long.  It’s the same if you are using snow peas.

How To Make Sugar Snap Peas

  • Heat some canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pea pods, salt, and pepper.
  • Sauté for 5-6 minutes.

Sugar snap peas in a sautée pan with oil, salt, and pepper

  • Add minced garlic to the snap peas
  • Cook for another minute.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat so the garlic doesn’t burn.

sautéed sugar snap peas with garlic in a skillet

That’s all there is to it.  Some of the pea pods will have a little bit of browning on the edges, but they should still be a nice bright green.

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Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic on a serving plate

Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Sugar Snap Peas With Garlic - An easy side dish recipe that only takes 10 minutes to prepare and calls for a few ingredients.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Servings 4 servings
Calories 56 kcal


  • 8 oz. (about 3 cups) fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (or your preferred cooking oil)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves -minced


  • Trim the stems from the pea pods.
  • Preheat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the pea pods, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring often. Remove from heat.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 34.5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course Side Dish
Keyword how to cook sugar snap peas, sugar snap pea recipe, sugar snap peas
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious, first time I got all my boys to eat and LOVE snap peas. THAN YOU VERY MUCH!

  2. Haven’t tried the recipe yet. But I received a big bag of snapped peas, blanched bagged and froze them a wk ago or so waiting for Thanksgiving to prepare them. I will tell you how it turns out

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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