Oven roasted peas are a super easy way to dress up a plain veggie. Roasting them brings out the sweetness and everyone is sure to love them!
Oven roasted peas are a fun way to bring a boring vegetable to the table. While you may have heard of other oven roasted vegetables, these little green things aren’t usually lumped into those commonly roasted veggies.
Of course this means that everyone is missing out! Roasted sugar snap peas are a delicious side or snack and worthy of high praise and enjoyment at the table. They’re tender, crunchy, sweet, and chewy- everything you’d expect, want or didn’t know you needed.
Making these roasted peas is a snap (ha, get it?) because there’s just a few ingredients that you already have in your pantry and it’s a 4 step process. One of those steps is preheating the oven (does that even count as a step?) Either way, it’s a fast and simple side dish that goes great with anything.
These roasted sugar snap peas would be great with any Asian inspired meal (rice and sweet and sour chicken, for example). But they could also pair well with everything from chicken to pork, noodles or rice. The sky is the limit!
This tasty roasted peas side dish is great for last minute dinner ideas to add color to your plate. Then again, you could also plan them weeks in advance and look forward to the day they go on sale and the stars align. Either way it won’t be the last time you make these roasted snap peas.
How to make roasted peas
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a bowl or in a large zipper topped bag, toss together all of the sugar snap peas and the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spread the peas out onto a baking sheet.
- Place the sheet of peas into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until they are just starting to brown.
Is it okay to eat sugar snap peas raw?
Yes you can eat them raw, so if you get the urge to take a bite before you season and get them in the oven! Just don’t snack too much because you might get too full for dinner or not have enough to share.
How do you prepare sugar snap peas?
To prepare your snap peas, you may be able to find some ready to eat and already prepared, washed and ready to eat in the grocery store, but sometimes we don’t get that lucky. Whether you’re growing from the garden or buying them fresh and unpackaged, washing your sugar snap peas should be the first step.
After they’ve been washed thoroughly, you can remove and discard the stem end and the string from each snap pod. Once you’ve gotten rid of those, you’re ready to use them!
Do you eat the whole pod of sugar snap peas?
Yes. Unlike regular round peas that you remove from the pod, these are meant to be eaten whole (without the stem of course). They’re often served whole in stir fry’s and other dishes and served as a snack. They’re crunchy and sweet, and so good to eat!
Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
- 8 ounces sugar snap peas
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Toss the sugar snap peas with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Spread on a baking sheet.
- Roast in the oven for 10 minutes, or until they are just starting to brown.
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