Delicious Asparagus Recipes

Whether grilled, roasted, or baked, asparagus adds flavor and nutrients to any meal. Here are our favorite asparagus recipes, including roasted asparagus, grilled asparagus, and baked asparagus. There's certain to be an asparagus recipe for everyone.

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    Panko Roasted Asparagus

    So simple and so delicious, this asparagus recipe is a gotta-try side dish. A slather in a mayo-dijon sauce and a coating of crispy panko make this roasted asparagus dish irresistible. It's a struggle not to eat the whole pan yourself!

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    Asparagus Falafel

    Blend asparagus spears with chickpeas and Mediterranean seasonings, then coat in cornmeal and bake for crispy yet far-from-greasy falafel.

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    Asparagus and Greens with Farro

    Nutrients, color, flavor—this dish has it all. Fresh Parmesan tops it off.

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    Asparagus-Tuna Casserole

    A pretty mix of white, purple, and green asparagus updates classic tuna casserole. The vitamin-packed vegetable adds texture to the creamy dish, while Kalamata olives contribute the perfect hint of saltiness.


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    Grilled Asparagus in Dill Butter

    Cracked black pepper, fresh dill, and minced garlic swirl into melted butter to drizzle over fresh asparagus spears. The simple side dish reigns supreme over other grilled asparagus recipes thanks to a final coating of Parmesan cheese.

    Grilled Asparagus Recipe Tip: For even doneness and browning, line up the stalks along the grill rack and roll often.

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    Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

    This recipe calls for six ingredients and less than 30 minutes. Ta-da! You'll have a delicious chicken, asparagus, and summer squash dinner in no time.

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    Crab and Asparagus Frittata

    Asparagus, crab, veggies, and eggs. This might be the most decadent—but easiest—meal you'll ever make before noon.

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    Asparagus-Egg Breakfast Sandwich

    This isn't just any old breakfast sandwich. Besides hard-cooked egg, it features asparagus, avocado, and a kick of Dijon-style mustard.

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    Shocked Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

    For asparagus that is perfectly crisp-tender, look to blanching. The simple cooking method involves dunking boiled asparagus in an ice bath to prevent wilting. Top the easy asparagus recipe with our homemade mushroom cream sauce for a side dish with a spin. 


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    Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

    Roasted asparagus recipes don't get any easier than this. Simply toss asparagus spears with sliced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until tender.

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    Asparagus and Prosciutto Tartines

    These toasty tartines, or open-face sandwiches, gain fresh appeal from a pile of steamed asparagus. The naturally sweet vegetable tops a creamy spread of white beans and peas flavored with fresh basil and paprika.


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    Gemelli with Asparagus and Sausage

    Italian sausage, asparagus, and creamy ricotta cheese combine in this satisfying pasta dish. The recipe uses just the asparagus tips, so it's the perfect excuse to make another asparagus side dish with the stalks!

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    Lamb Fatteh with Asparagus

    With all the ways to prepare it, asparagus has endless possibilities. Simmer the crispy spring spears in a yummy lamb broth until tender for this colorful dinner recipe that features international flavors.

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    Asparagus Noodle Bowl

    Crispy bacon adds some flair to a tomato, chicken, and asparagus pasta dish.

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    Asparagus Ravioli Pie

    Expecting company? Serve this simple yet showstopping baked asparagus recipe. Homemade lemon-tarragon cream sauce and fresh asparagus spears punch up refrigerated chicken pasta for a simple supper.


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    Get Perfectly Cooked Asparagus

    This easy cooking trick is our secret technique for fresh, crisp asparagus recipes. Watch as we show you how to cook asparagus in minutes.

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    Asparagus Spring Rolls

    Switch up your party snack repertoire with fresh Asian spring rolls inspired by seasonal flavors. Filled with crisp asparagus, hearty ham slices, and a tangy lime aioli, the easy appetizer is as impressive as it is delicious.


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    Asparagus Snap Pea Stir-Fry

    A rainbow of fresh vegetables -- including asparagus, snap peas, red onion, and sweet pepper -- joins a simple sesame sauce for an Asian-inspired side dish. The bright spring stir-fry recipe comes together in just 25 minutes.


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    Spring Green Smoothies

    Here's an unexpected asparagus recipe for you! Fresh asparagus makes a nutritious and delicious add-in for a healthy green smoothie. Blend the veggie with baby spinach, green grapes, and kiwifruit for a yummy new way to enjoy fruits and veggies.


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    Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

    Look at this gorgeous asparagus appetizer! The elegance is in the ease. Simply wrap asparagus spears in cheese and meat and drizzle with oil and vinegar. Doesn't get much easier.

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    Asparagus and Prosciutto Frittata

    We've never met a sauteed asparagus recipe we didn't like, and this flavorful frittata is no exception. Use an oven-safe skillet to cook prosciutto and asparagus until crispy, then bake with eggs and gooey cheddar cheese for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch.


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    Bacon-Asparagus Strata

    Start your morning right with a rich strata stuffed with sweet peppers, asparagus, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese. The satisfying breakfast dish can be put together 24 hours in advance, making morning prep a breeze.


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    Asparagus, Edamame, and Parsley Salad

    As if you need another reason to eat your greens, this crisp asparagus salad recipe proves itself as a delicious, energy-boosting lunch option. Skillet-cooked asparagus tops a bed of edamame, fresh parsley, and frisee, while a homemade avocado dressing adds irresistible flavor. 

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    Skillet Bucatini with Spring Vegetables

    Bursting with Mediterranean flavor, this easy asparagus recipe is ready in just 35 minutes. The light and flavorful dinner pairs stir-fried veggies -- including fresh asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives -- with caramelized lemons and bucatini pasta.



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    Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Mozzarella

    As asparagus recipes go, this one is the big cheese! Six basic ingredients plus some salt and pepper never looked so sophisticated.

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    Flash-Braised Asparagus Medley

    Usher in the flavors of spring with this sensational asparagus recipe. Flash-braising the green vegetable along with spring carrots, button mushrooms, and pearl onions guarantees tender stalks that retain all of their fresh flavor and color.


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    Asparagus and Shrimp Salad



    Fresh spring asparagus and citrusy shrimp are tossed with a homemade tarragon dressing in this low-calorie main-dish salad. Amp up the flavor of the asparagus salad recipe with juicy orange slices.





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    Asparagus Fritter Sticks with Dill Mustard

    These crispy "fries" are lightly battered asparagus! Make your own by rolling asparagus spears in a light batter and pan-frying them in a skillet. Mix Dijon mustard, honey, and dill for a tasty dipping sauce.

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    Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Skillet

    In this easy asparagus recipe, the veggies are boiled until tender, then tossed in a skillet with chicken for an all-in-one meal. Add savory bacon and fresh lemon peel for extra flavor.

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    Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches

    Avocado-asparagus spread and crispy bacon add unexpected flavor to a protein-rich fried-egg sandwich. Throw in a few extra spears for a unique asparagus breakfast sandwich recipe.

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    Ham and Asparagus Macaroni

    This hearty weeknight version of macaroni and cheese is all grown up. Adults will love the addition of tender asparagus, fresh dill, and paprika, while kids will appreciate its traditional cream sauce and pieces of ham.


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    Chickpea and Asparagus Salad

    Not only is asparagus delicious -- it's also nutritious. This colorful asparagus salad recipe has everything: fresh greens, crunchy radishes, and protein-rich chickpeas and hard-boiled eggs.

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    Grilled Summer Vegetables with Summer Hollandaise

    Grilled asparagus doesn't need much -- a fresh hollandaise sauce does the trick in this incredibly easy vegetable recipe. Pair it with grilled tuna steaks or pork chops!

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    Grilled Asparagus Soup with Chile Croutons

    This creamy asparagus soup recipe features pureed grilled asparagus for a bright and delicious side dish. Serve with extra spears and smoky-hot croutons made from grilled baguette slices.

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    Sesame Asparagus

    Soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and sesame seeds give this chilled asparagus recipe an Asian spin. With so few ingredients, it's a cinch to prepare.

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    Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup

    Top this velvety asparagus soup with sauteed asparagus and crisp honey-drizzled bacon for a warming weeknight supper. The best part: The savory soup is ready to serve in just 30 minutes.

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    Garlicky Baked Asparagus Flatbread

    Make a statement at your next get-together with this unique baked asparagus recipe. Slather Parmesan sauce on purchased dough before topping with mozzarella, yellow squash, garlic, and asparagus. Drizzle honey on top for an unexpected bit of sweetness.

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    Smoked Chicken and Asparagus Strata

    Asparagus, red sweet pepper, smoked chicken, garlic-herb focaccia -- this savory strata has it all. The make-ahead breakfast recipe rings in at just 280 calories, so you can feel good about serving it at your next brunch or potluck.


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    Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

    Brighten boiled asparagus with a rich and creamy lemon sauce and pretty display of chive blossoms. Made with butter and egg yolks, the tangy topping pairs well with a variety of roasted and baked asparagus recipes.


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    Fresh Asparagus Ribbon Salad

    Now here's an unexpected asparagus recipe. A sharp vegetable peeler makes quick work of slicing large spears into ribbons in this elegant asparagus salad recipe. Mix in radish and cucumber slices before topping with a light, creamy chive dressing.

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    Grilled Asparagus with Fried Eggs and Parmesan

    Simple ingredients such as garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese are all you need for this easy asparagus recipe. Serve with fried eggs for a meal that is just as delicious at dinner as it is breakfast.

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    Fennel and Asparagus Pie

    Purchased piecrust makes easy work of this cheesy, eggy, fennel-y asparagus recipe. A sprinkling of extra fennel provides more flavor and a pretty garnish.

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    Gingered Vegetable-Tofu Stir-Fry

    Bold flavors from wine, soy sauce, and ginger punch up less-than-flavorful tofu. The addition of aspargus makes it a springtime must try!

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    Ham-and-Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken

    Fill your favorite dinnertime staple with asparagus for a unique way to show off this veggie. Its mild flavor provides the perfect base for a deliciously seasoned chicken dish.

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    Roasted Asparagus-Orange Salad

    Give this simple roasted asparagus recipe zesty citrus flavor everyone will love. Just drizzle the spears with our juice-base homemade dressing and serve with fresh orange slices.

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