Green Pea Recipes, Sweet Peas | SAVEUR

16 Green Pea Recipes Even Pea-Haters Will Love

These peas aim to please

Along with fava beans and ramps, sweet grean peas mark the beginnings of the bounty of spring produce. Though they go well in virtually any spring vegetarian recipe, they also add a pop of freshness to meaty mains and starchy sides. Buying whole pods? Simply snap into them to extract the seeds. Canned, frozen, or already seeded—get green peas that are pre-prepared to make healthy cooking faster and easier than ever. Toss those sweet peas into any pasta dish for a texture contrast with snaps of sweetness. From pasta e piselli to a pesto potato salad with peas, we've rounded up our favorite spring green pea recipes here.

Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli)

The always-comforting combination of peas, bacon, and cheese, which comes from Romeo Salta's The Pleasures of Italian Cooking, comes together in less than half an hour. Get the recipe for Noodles with Peas (Pasta e Piselli) »

Matt Taylor-Gross

Fusilli with scampi, cranberry, beans and peas, Maine picnic

We whipped up this tasty dish during a trip to Venice, using fresh ingredients we found at the local markets. You won't find Venetian scampi in this country; substitute good-quality baby shrimp. Get the recipe for Fusilli With Scampi, Cranberry, and Peas »

Farideh Sadeghin

Spring Vegetable Stew

Any gently simmered mixture of vegetables is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It's important to cut the ingredients to the proper size and cook them sequentially, starting with the ones that need longer cooking. Get the recipe for Spring Vegetable Stew »

Justin Walker

Pesto Potato Salad

Serve this simple and bright potato salad warm or cold alongside grilled or roasted meats and seafood. Get the recipe for Pesto Potato Salad »

Springy Pad Thai with Green Garlic, Asparagus, and Peas

Green garlic, asparagus, and peas brighten this classic Thai street dish with springtime flavors. Out of season, you can substitute scallions for the green garlic. Get the recipe for Springy Pad Thai with Green Garlic, Asparagus, and Peas »

Matt Taylor-Gross

Dinner Party, Spring Pea Ravioli

Homemade ravioli is a great weekend project recipe. Make them on a Sunday and freeze them for the week ahead; you can pop them directly in the boiling water from the freezer—they’ll just need an extra minute or so to cook. Get the recipe for Spring Pea Ravioli with Prosciutto & Pea Shoots »

Farideh Sadeghin

Cooked and Raw Winter Salad

Bacon, parmesan, and pine nuts combine with a medley of cooked and raw vegetables to make a satisfying salad from The Canal House's Christopher Hirsheimer.

Ingalls Photography

Aloo Masala (South Indian Potatoes)

These flavorful mashed potatoes are spiced with mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, turmeric, and ginger, and mixed with peas.

Ingalls Photography

Fresh Peas With Lettuce and Green Garlic

This side dish from Andrea Reusing's Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes (Clarkson Potter, 2011) is the essence of summer: emerald green vegetables cooked together briefly, until their flavors just meld.

Todd Coleman

The Poddington Pea

Peas might seem out of place in a drink, but their vegetal sweetness is perfect for this basil-gin cocktail.

Joseph De Leo

Indian Spiced Potato Pastries (Aloo Samose)

With their golden, flaky shells and sweet aroma, Indian samosas are a crowd-pleasing classic.

Todd Coleman

Garganelli with Peas and Prosciutto

Eye-catching sweet peas and salty prosciutto create a bright contrast of color and flavor in this creamy pasta dish.

André Baranowski

Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

Rich, nutty brown butter perfectly offsets the fresh flavor of sweet peas and mint.

Yossy Arefi

Sautéed Cod with Pea Cream

Buttery cod is accented with a creamy pea puree and crushed mustard seeds in this light, bright dish.

Todd Coleman

Sweet Pea Gnocchi

These airy potato pillows get an infusion of color and flavor from sweet peas and fresh mint before being coated in a lemon and herb cream sauce.

Anna Stockwell

Peas with Orange and Mint

Fresh orange juice and plenty of mint enliven ordinary frozen peas.

Todd Coleman