Pasta with Crabmeat and Sugar Snap Peas

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 8 ounces short pasta (ziti, penne, campanelle, etc)
  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat (you can also use cooked baby shrimp or shredded chicken)
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving a cup of the cooking water before you drain it.
  2. Add pasta, crab, sugar snaps and butter to a large deep skillet. Stir everything together over medium heat until well mixed and butter is melted.
  3. Add parmesan and just enough pasta water to make a light sauce (you may not need it all). Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve at once.