Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas in a bowl
Photo: Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

I really wish I could scream, “Spring is here!” but sadly, it hasn’t quite arrived in NYC.

Case and point — I’m about to go for a run in 39 F (feels like 31 F) degree temperatures, but what can you do? The nice thing is that I can force spring to happen in my kitchen with seasonal produce. This year, I’ve been trying to be better about getting out of my cooking comfort zone and creating recipes with different ingredients.

Although I like to make healthy food tasty, I also like to keep it simple. If a recipe uses some weird ingredient that I can only find at one grocery store, I’m definitely not making it. That’s why I love this simple recipe that features a lesser-used veggie in an easy way. These Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas are so flavorful and come together in minutes. Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas - I made the whole batch at the beginning of the week and zapped them for a few minutes when I was ready to eat. It’s really just as simple as combining sugar snap peas, oil, parmesan, salt and pepper. And, as you can see from the pictures, the parmesan gets nice and chewy in the oven and offers such a yummy taste.

Here’s to getting out of your comfort zone this spring … and warmer temperatures, eventually!

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas

4 servings


  • 1 pound sugar snap peas washed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the snap peas, oil, cheese, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Lay out the snap peas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
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Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD is a NYC-based media Dietitian, food and nutrition writer and owner of Nutrition ȧ la Natalie. Natalie writes for many national publications such as Parade, Eating Well, and Runner's World. She has also appeared on local TV segments and is frequently quoted in national publications. Natalie is very honored to have won the award for Top Food & Nutrition Feature Article in 2017 for “Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises”, as well as the 2016 Stone Soup Blogger of the Year award. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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