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Blanching & Freezing Snap Peas

To enjoy the taste of fresh snap peas year round, blanch before you freeze! Incorporate into stir-fries and other savory dishes straight from the freezer. It is not necessary to thaw frozen sugar snap peas before cooking them.


snap peas in pods
boiling water
ice water


  1. Wash and drain pea pods. Snap off ends of the pods and remove strings.
  2. Get a large bowl of ice water ready.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the sugar snap peas into the pot of rapidly boiling water and cook for just 1 1/2 minutes. Drain.
  4. Immediately transfer the sugar snap peas to the bowl of ice water for 2 minutes. Drain.
    Spread the blanched sugar snap pea pods in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for about 1 hour.
  5. Transfer the frozen sugar snap peas to freezer bags or containers and label with the date.

Frozen sugar snap peas will keep for 8 months.