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Whether it's grilled, roasted, or baked, asparagus is a refreshing way to add flavor and nutrients to any meal. And with so many ways to prepare asparagus, the variety of recipes seems endless. The tender veggie adds sophistication as a side dish, an appetizer, or part of your main course, and it has just 4 calories per spear. Here are our favorite asparagus recipes, including roasted asparagus, grilled asparagus, and baked asparagus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This easy cooking trick is our secret technique for fresh, crisp asparagus recipes. Watch as we show you how to cook asparagus in minutes.
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.
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.
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.
A rainbow of fresh vegetables -- including asparagus, snap peas, red onion, and sweet peppers -- joins a simple sesame sauce for an Asian-inspired side dish. The bright spring stir-fry recipe comes together in just 25 minutes.
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 hearty pieces of ham.
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.
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.
As if you needed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 for dinner as it is breakfast.
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.
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.