Buttered Sugar Snaps and Green Peas

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is one of the side dishes that is always on my Easter menu. It has a fresh, light taste, and the mint really brightens up the flavor. It can be made ahead a day early through Step 1, if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large skillet half full of lightly salted water to a boil. Add snap peas and green peas. Return to boil; boil 1 minute or until snap peas are crisp-tender. Do not overcook. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well again.
  2. Melt butter in skillet. Add snap peas, green peas, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until hot. Remove to serving bowl; sprinkle with mint, if desired.


Most Helpful

We had this as a side with the first of our two Christmas dinners and everyone enjoyed them very much. They reheat well also, since I had a bit left over and don't like to waste anything.

Irmgard January 15, 2012

This was a nice simple side dish that went very well with the chicken my daughter made for dinner tonight. I steamed my sugar snap peas until they were just beginning to heat through then I added them to the pan with the melted butter and tossed them very quickly. We typically eat sugar snaps raw so I didn't want to alter their texture by cooking them to much. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Made and reviewed for the 25th AUS/NZ swap

Chef Buggsy Mate January 31, 2009

Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the optional mint. Everyone enjoyed them.

bmcnichol September 22, 2008

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