Snap Pea Pasta

Rating:

Total Time:

20 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

This Snap Pea Pasta is truly one of my most favorite spring-inspired meals I’ve made to date. It’s simple, loaded with flavor from a few key ingredients and can come together in less than 15 minutes! It’s perfect for stay at home life! 

Snap Pea Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

When you’re making a meal that has minimal ingredients, it’s all about layering in flavor and that starts with the base. Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt is the base of this sauce. The buttery, olive oil-y base already starts things off on the right foot. Add to that some finely sliced snap peas, plenty of garlic and shallot and some red pepper flakes and you could just eat that straight out of the pan like a side dish. In fact, I’ve done that on many occasions. And we all know by now that carbs make life better, right? So I added some pasta and cheese to the mix to make it a complete meal.

LET ME LIVE MY BEST LIFE!! 

Snap Pea Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

This Snap Pea Pasta is truly perfect. The snap peas are lightly sautéed in Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt so they retain a bit of a bite and then doused with all the extra seasoning to really make this a meal that shines! Promise me you’ll make it! And if you have some leftover Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt (consider this your PSA of the day), you should probably use it to make banana bread! I made it the other day and omg it was so beyond delicious, I was in heaven! 

Snap Pea Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Snap Pea Pasta from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Snap Pea Pasta

Gaby Dalkin
This Snap Pea Pasta is the perfect quick and easy 20 minute spring recipe to make your whole family happy!!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 1 pound sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more to finish (or parmesan cheese) 
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 10 ounces pasta

Instructions
 

  • Heat the butter with olive oil & sea salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the snap peas, garlic, shallot and red pepper flakes; sauté for 4-5 minutes until garlic is fragrant and the snap peas are lightly sautéed. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Turn heat off and add cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. 
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the snap peas. Taste and adjust seasoning. 

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

** This post is brought to you by Land O’Lakes (which legit makes the world’s best butter and I’m willing to put it to a butter taste test any day of the year!) All content, ideas and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for What’s Gaby Cooking**

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9 comments

  1. Lori H

    I think Snap Peas are in next week’s CSA share! We will try this recipe if so – thanks!

  2. Monika

    5 stars
    So lovely and fresh. I can’t wait to dig into this one!

  3. Terri M

    So I am thinking I will make this tonight but want to substitute local asparagus as my husband hates peas?????. Do you think that will work?

  4. Lisa

    What pasta did you use? It’s gorgeous! I’m making this soon.

  5. Colleen

    If I don’t have the Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, can you recommend a ratio of butter/evoo/sea salt?

  6. Annie

    5 stars
    Loved those fresh crispy peas, and I’m not a big pea fan, with the zesty lemon! Fresh tasting, already shared this easy deeelish recipe!

  7. Kristie

    5 stars
    Delicious! Made it for dinner tonight. Loved how the peas kept their crunch and the lemon with them was just perfect! Seventeen year old took one bite and said “this is definitely a Gaby recipe!” Smart kid! Thanks for making family dinners so yummy!