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Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas or Beans ~ A colorful side dish

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I Love these sauteed sugar snap peas. The color is gorgeous and even kids gobble them up.

Fresh, crunchy, quick and healthy. They taste great too!  I even grab the leftovers out of the fridge and eat them cold the next day.

You will need just a few simple ingredients to make this great tasting side dish.

Omit meat for a veggies only side dish.

Add leftovers to a stir-fry or salad the next day. Snack on them or take them in your lunch chilled…delicious.

 

To Make Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas or Beans You Will Need These 4 Ingredients:  
olive oil
minced garlic
lean ham, cooked and cut into small pieces. (omit for vegan)
fresh sugar snap peas or green beans. Frozen is fine too.

We eat large portions of vegetables, so our serving sizes might be larger than a standard measurement.

For weight watcher points it could vary slightly depending on the amount of protein added. Following the recipe above, one heaping cup would be about 1.5 points, maybe a tad less.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! I find this side dish goes with everything.

 

You might also like to try this recipe with kale.

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5 from 1 vote

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas or Beans

A quick and tasty side dish that is ready in less than 15-minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute recipe, allergy-friendly, corn-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, low fat, nut-free, sauteed green beans, sauteed sugar snap peas, side dish, soy-free, WW

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 oz lean ham cooked and cut into small pieces. (omit for vegan)
  • 2 lbs fresh sugar snap peas or green beans. Frozen is fine too.

Instructions

  • In a large electric skillet add about 1 Tbsp olive oil; heat it up between medium and high.
  • Add 1 heaping Tbsp minced garlic. Add 2 if you are like me and really like garlic!
  • Let cook about 3 minutes. Add finely chopped leftover ham, pork, turkey whatever you’ve got. Or go meatless. Cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar snap peas or green beans and start tossing to cook evenly. Turn the heat up to high, but keep tossing so the veggies don’t burn.
  • Salt and pepper to taste as you toss. When the peas or beans are heated through…..dish is done and ready to serve. I like mine crunchy so sautéed to preferred doneness.
  • We eat large portions of vegetables, so our serving sizes might be larger than a standard measurement.

 

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These turned out really tasty. I’ll probably mince fresh garlic next time instead of using jarred minced garlic. Even though the garlic burned, the beans were still so good!

    1. I’m glad you liked them, this is definitely one of my favorite side dishes. Fresh garlic is always wonderful isn’t it? Thanks for sharing Lara.

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