Snap Pea Pasta

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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 (@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.


Snap Pea Pasta from (@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 (@whatsgabycookin)
Snap Pea Pasta from (@whatsgabycookin)

Snap Pea Pasta

4.9 from 15 votes
This Snap Pea Pasta is the perfect quick and easy 20 minute spring recipe to make your whole family happy!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 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


  • 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. 


Peas are a perfect spring food. Add some lightly steamed asparagus tips as well.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1783IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4mg

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

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

    1. 5 stars
      I had some snap peas in my CSA last week that i was trying to figure out what to do with and when I saw this recipe on Insta live I knew it was fate. This was SO GOOD. I accidentally went a little heavy on the red pepper, but I fought through that because the flavor of the dish was so good. I can’t wait to see how the leftovers reheat tomorrow!

  5. 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!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight with snap peas from my CSA box. I really enjoyed it! It was fresh and not too heavy.

  7. 5 stars
    Felt light and refreshing, perfect for our warmer than usual spring weather in the PNW. I’m not fast at chopping so 1lb of snap peas took me about 20 minutes to trim ends and cut thin. Otherwise, lovely with a side salad.

  8. 5 stars
    This was easy and delicious. I was able to make this in my make shift kitchen in the basement while my main kitchen is under construction.

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious and quick dinner using my garden snap peas! I made with chickpea pasta and topped with sliced prosciutto. Yum!

  10. 5 stars
    One of my favorite recipes! It’s light, refreshing and always a hit when I make it.

  11. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and loved it. I put extra chil flakes to turn up the heat which it indeed did. Easy peasey …( get that)….delish

  12. 5 stars
    My husband made this tonight. Kept the snap peas whole but added chopped garlic scapes as I’m harvesting both from the garden right now. We both LOVED it & agreed next time – capers!

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