Snap Pea Risotto with Garlic Scape Butter

An ode to late spring, this fresh risotto features snap peas and tender garlic scapes.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword 30 minutes, risotto, Snap Peas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • Large Skillet
  • Medium Saucepan


  • 3 C Chicken Broth
  • 1 C White Wine
  • 1 C Arborio Rice
  • 1/3 C Atwells Gold Cheese grated
  • 1 C Sugar Snap Peas trimmed and cut into ½” pieces
  • 1/4 C Scallions chopped
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 2 T Garlic Scape Butter


  • Set out ingredients
  • In a medium saucepan, heat chicken broth to medium heat
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat
  • Add scallions to skillet and cook for 3 minutes
  • Add rice, stir to combine ensuring rice is coated with oil. Cook for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat on the pan to medium-high, add the wine, and cook, stirring constantly, until the wine is absorbed.
  • Add one soup ladle of stock from the saucepan to the pan at a time, stirring constantly until absorbed.
  • Along with the final ladle of stock, add the snap peas. After absorbing this final ladle, the rice should be tender, but still have a crisp exterior. This takes 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and add garlic scape butter and Atwell’s Gold cheese.


To make Garlic Scape Butter, blend 1 stick of butter with 2-3 garlic scapes in a food processor until smooth.
Atwell's Gold cheese is available from Narragansett Creamery. If unavailable, you can substitute Asiago.

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