21 Delicious Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus is a harbinger of spring. Here are great recipes to incorporate asparagus into appetizers, mains, and side dishes in new and tasty ways.

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Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus

    It's easy, fast, and better than the sum of its seven simple ingredients. Roasted asparagus draped with mildly tangy radish-chive butter is a quick springtime side dish that's great any night.

Asparagus With Fresh Mozzarella

    Tonight's the perfect time to toss together three ingredients and have a fresh asparagus dish in under 10 minutes.

Prosciutto with Asparagus and New Potatoes

    Half an hour and 6 ingredients give you a versatile dish ready to be used as a brunch dish, or both a vegetable and starch dinner side.

Salmon and Asparagus Wraps

    A fabulous make-ahead wrap that touches all the bases for a well rounded meal -- starch, protein and vegetable.

Asparagus Pasta Spring Rolls

    In under 30 minutes get an appetizer with the classic flavors of salmon, dill, asparagus and cream cheese all wrapped up in a lovely package tied with chives.

Asparagus, Zucchini, and Yellow Pepper Frittata

    Packed full of colorful vegetables, this fresh flavored, low-cal baked egg dish is perfect to serve for brunch, or anytime of the day.

Rotini and Sweet Pepper Primavera

    In just 20 minutes you can have this creamy pasta dish, brimming with tender asparagus, crisp sweet pepper, and squash.

Rarebit Sauce with Roasted Vegetables

    Roasted plum tomatoes add a slight tang and rich flavor to this deeply flavored creamy cheddar sauce for an entree that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Asian-Style Asparagus Slaw

    Asparagus tops this blend of shredded cabbage, carrots, and red onion tossed in a sesame oil dressing. Ready in about 15 minutes.

Asparagus with Orange Mayonnaise

    Dress up asparagus spears with a simple yogurt-mayonnaise dressing brightened with citrus.

Spicy Spring Vegetables

    Asparagus, carrots, and radishes are bathed in a chili paste-spiked vinaigrette and sprinkled with fresh herbs. The secret to keeping these appetizers standing tall in a celery vase is to avoid overcooking. Prep takes about 30 minutes, then chill for 2 hours before serving.

Fusilli Primavera

    A generous splash of vermouth or white wine melds the flavors together, and spiral-shaped fusilli pasta holds the colorful vegetable mixture wonderfully. Cook pasta and prep the veges, then stir fry about 8 minutes.

Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables

    Sign in to see our newest Premium Recipes, including this roasted asparagus dusted with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. Prep 10 minutes, and roast 10 minutes for an easy appetizer or side dish.

Asparagus Finger Salad

    These crisp-tender asparagus and carrot spears are wrapped in lettuce leaves and drizzled with a sour cream-lemon dipping sauce -- ready in less than 20 minutes.

Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

    The long spiral twists of fusilli pasta help the buttery tomato-wine sauce adhere to the slender stems of asparagus. A short prep time (about 10 minutes) and quick cooking (about 7 minutes) makes this a great choice for a weekday meal.

Rice Primavera

    Lemon peel and juice add a subtle tang to the delicate flavor of jasmine rice. Prep time is about 25 minutes with additional cooking time of 20 minutes for the rice, but using microwave instant rice can shave the time significantly.

Warm Asparagus, Fennel & Spinach Salad

    This beautiful and sophisticated green-on-green salad may be monochromatic to the eye, but its components distinguish themselves on the palate: mild, licorice-like fennel; a variety of mixed greens; and tender, smoky-sweet asparagus. It can be on the table in about 30 minutes.

Garlic Asparagus and Pasta with Lemon Cream

    To show off the delicate flavor of fresh asparagus it is tossed with a pasta, succulent baby squash, and a low-fuss, lemon-infused cream sauce. Start to finish, this recipe requires just under 30 minutes.

Beef-Asparagus Saute

    An herb-marsala sauce adds a touch of elegance to this quick-to-fix saute.

Asparagus Bouquet

    This recipe defines quick and easy with just three ingredients and 10 minutes start to finish.

Asparagus-Salmon Scramble

    A traditional quiche is given a new twist with tastes from the garden and the sea. Prep time is estimaged at 25 minutes to shape and bake the puff pastry and prepare the scrambled-egg filling. Bake about 18 minutes per batch.

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