Air Fryer Snap Peas

by | Feb 19, 2021

If you’re in need of an easy and healthy snack, I’ve got the recipe for you. Air Fryer Snap Peas are savory and satisfying. This recipe calls for just 2 ingredients and is less than 100 calories.

Close up of bright green air fried snap peas

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How do you eat sugar snap peas?

Sugar snap peas are one of my favorite crunchy vegetables. They are low in calories while being high in important nutrients like protein, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and potassium.

There are a number of ways to enjoy sugar snap peas. You can enjoy them both raw and cooked. Here are some ideas of ways to eat them:

  • Enjoy raw snap peas dipped in homemade hummus
  • Steam them, sprinkle over some spices, and have as a bright side dish 
  • Saute them in a seasonal stir fry
  • Roast them in the oven alongside other vegetables and protein for an easy sheet pan dinner
  • Air fry sugar snap peas and enjoy as a healthy snack

How do you make snap peas in the air fryer?

Snap peas can be roasted in the air fryer in just a few minutes. These teriyaki air fried snap peas have become my new healthy snack to have on repeat. 

  • First, mix together just 2 ingredients. Toss your sugar snap peas with teriyaki sauce until fully coated. If you can’t find sugar snap peas, you can also use snow peas.
  • Then, cook the snap peas. You’ll cook them in the airfryer for 12 minutes at 400ºF, shaking halfway through at the 6 minute mark. 
  • Finally, top with sesame seeds. This is optional but I think it adds a nice crunch and nutty flavor.

It’s really that simple! Here are some extra tips for recipe success though. I like to line my air fryer basket with a small piece of foil before using cooking spray and adding the snap peas. I find that this makes for easier clean up. Check on snap peas after cooking–you’ll know that your snap peas are done when they are fragrant and have some nice caramelized bits.

What is the best store bought teriyaki sauce to use?

You can definitely make your own homemade teriyaki sauce but I find it easier to grab a store bought one. There are some good healthy options out there too. Here’s what to look out for when glances over the nutrition label. (These would be guidelines per 1 tablespoon serving.)

  • Less than 5 grams of added sugar
  • Less than 250 milligrams (mg) of sodium
  • Ingredients you can pronounce with as little additives as possible

I love to use Target’s Sesame Teriyaki Sauce. There are great gluten-free options too such as Primal Kitchen’s No Soy Teriyaki Sauce or G Hughes Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade. You can really customize with what you like best here.

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Close up of bright green air fried snap peas

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Air Fryer Snap Peas

Mackenzie Burgess, RDN
Air Fryer Snap Peas are savory and satisfying. This recipe calls for just 2 ingredients and is less than 100 calories for the whole thing!
4.62 from 26 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 70 kcal


  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, about 5 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon low-sugar teriyaki sauce of your choice (I recommend buying one with less than 5 grams of added sugar per serving. I have some good options linked above.)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional


  • Mix together sugar snap peas and teriyaki sauce.
  • Add a small piece of foil or parchment paper to the air fryer basket, generously spray with cooking spray, and add snap peas.*
  • Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, shaking halfway through. Snap peas should be slightly wilted with some caramelized areas.
  • Sprinkle over sesame seeds, if desired.


*You don’t have to line with foil but I find this makes for easier clean up.


Serving: 1gCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gSodium: 240mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6g
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  1. Chelsea

    5 stars
    I love snap peas but never thought about throwing them in the air fryer! So tasty and delicious. I drizzled in a bit of toasted sesame oil and it added that savory flavor. so good!

    • Mackenzie Burgess

      Yes it really does give the snap peas such a nice layer of flavor. Enjoy! ~Mackenzie

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