Browned Butter Peas and Carrots

Browned Butter Peas and Carrots Recipe
Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford


Ready in just five minutes, Browned Butter Peas and Carrots are a perfect punch of fiber to add to any meal.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 80
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Sodium 98 mg


1 pound sugar snap peas
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 large carrot, shaved into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Place sugar snap peas and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce plastic wrap to vent. Microwave at HIGH for 3 minutes. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat; cook 2 minutes or until browned and very fragrant. Drain peas; add to butter in pan, tossing to coat. Add carrot; cook 30 seconds or just until carrot starts to wilt, tossing well. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; toss to combine.


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Ann Taylor Pittman,

Cooking Light

January 2014
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