Instant Pot Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

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If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish, these Instant Pot sugar snap peas are the perfect option! They are sweet and tender, with a simple blend of seasonings to make them stand out.

sugar snap peas in the instant pot

Instant Pot Sugar Snap Peas

These Instant Pot sugar snap peas are my favorite way of cooking these green veggies. I no longer make them any other way because this recipe is just that good!

If you don’t think that you like sugar peas, then you need to try this recipe for yourself. It just might change your mind or the mind of your picky eaters.

If you need a quick and healthy side dish to serve with the main course these peas are a great option. They are simple yet flavorful and require just a few minutes before they are ready to be served up.

I like to serve them with meals that are lacking in the vegetable department. Everyone loves these sugar peas, and even the kids will gobble them up.

This recipe is a very easy way of incorporating more veggies into your family’s diet in a really delicious and easy way!

eating a steamed sugar snap pea

How To Make Sugar Snap Peas In The Instant Pot

To make these snap peas start by putting them and the water into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to the seal position to seal the lid firmly.

steaming sugar snap peas in instant pot

Press either the “pressure cook’’ or ‘’manual’’ button to start the pot and set the time to zero minutes. By the time the pot has come to pressure, the peas will be perfectly cooked!

Once the peas have finished cooking, quickly release the steam from the pot.

instant pot sugar snap peas

Drain the water from the peas and put them into the serving dish that you wish to use.

Instant Pot Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Add the olive oil and seasonings and stir everything until combined.

Serve the sugar snap peas hot and enjoy!

Cooking Tip:

  • Don’t overcook the peas or they can become soggy.
  • You can easily replace the olive oil with butter if you prefer. Olive oil is just a slightly healthier option.
  • Make sure to serve this side dish right away because they get cold pretty fast if left out for too long.

cooked snap peas

What To Serve With Instant Pot Sugar Snap Peas

These Instant Pot sugar snap peas make a delicious and healthy side dish that goes well with just about anything!

I like to pair them with a chicken main dish, like these air fryer chicken wings or these Greek lemon chicken thighs.

These sugar snap peas also go great with Chinese-inspired dishes. I highly recommend eating them alongside these homemade egg rolls or this homemade sweet and sour chicken recipe!

Sometimes, I will even whip up a dish of these sugar peas as a quick and healthy snack in the afternoon!

eating seasoned snap peas

More Instant Pot Recipes

If you enjoyed this tasty side dish recipe, you might like some of these similar Instant Pot recipes as well! Some of these recipes are ones that I make on a monthly and weekly basis:

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Instant Pot Sugar Snap Peas

These Instant Pot sugar snap peas are amazing! Instant Pot makes perfect steamed sugar snap peas in minutes! These sugar snap peas are so healthy and delicious, this is a perfect low-carb side dish! You will love cooking sugar snap peas in the Instant Pot!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar snap peas
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal

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  • 1 lb sugar snap peas trimmed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water

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  • Add water and sugar snap peas to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to ZERO (0) minutes (the sugar snap peas will cook just enough while the Instant Pot is coming to pressure).
  • When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Drain the sugar snap peas and put in a serving dish. Drizzle sugar snap peas with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and toss to combine.


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Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1233IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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