De Ma Cuisine



April 2012



Sugar Snap Pea Pasta

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Pork, Vegetables


Sugar Snap Pea Pasta
Recipe Type: Pasta, Main, Lunch, Dinner
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
A simple dish that highlights some of springs great flavors.
  • 2 C pasta
  • 4-5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1-3 C sugar snap peas, strings removed
  • 1 C parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 C pasta water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 2 T almonds, chopped
  • reduced balsamic vinegar (start with 1/2 C and reduce down)
  1. (If bacon isn’t cooked, cook and chop now.) Cook pasta (reserving 1/2 to 1 C water before draining). Reduce vinegar.
  2. Heat pan, add oil. Add onion, salt, and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato, lemon zest and juice, maple syrup, cayenne, and pasta water. Cook to reduce liquid, 5 minutes (or more).
  4. Add snap peas. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta with sauce and 3/4 C parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve topped with bacon, parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar.

Cook time includes pasta. Will vary depending on type of pasta.


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