Asparagus is the star of the garden in springtime, and these delicious asparagus recipes are going to reign at your dinner table. From simple roasting to delicious casseroles, appetizers, and even a breakfast option, this hardy vegetable is sure to become a family favorite this year!
The Best Asparagus Recipes
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Asparagus Mushroom Stir Fry
Sometimes you just want a bowl of vegetables for dinner, and this stir fry hits all of the marks for me. Tender asparagus has a great nutty flavor that pairs well with the mushrooms and a simple stir fry sauce makes it ideal to serve alone, with rice, or alongside a favorite protein.
Source: The Garden Grazer
Parmesan Asparagus Twists
These are designed to be the perfect appetizer, and they certainly fit the bill. WIth tender asparagus and flaky pastry, they can be used to start a meal, as a side dish, or even part of a simple lunch.
Source: Appetizer Addiction
Asparagus in Creamy Sauce
A simple combination of ingredients builds a delectable dish that is sure to impress. Bacon and mushrooms are a base that pairs with the tender asparagus and a simple homemade parmesan Alfredo sauce to create a great dish to serve with pasta.
Source: Valentina's Corner
"Crack" Ranch Roasted Asparagus
A homemade ranch seasoning adds the perfect flavor to this roasted asparagus. A few bits of bacon and some slivered almonds add both texture and crunch and make it a dish that can be served as a simple side or could be the main entree over rice or pasta.
Source: Swanky Recipes
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Pastry Bundles
If you've ever combined Proscuitto with asparagus, you know the salty meat and nutty vegetable are a match made in Heaven. Tuck these inside the flaky pastry and you have a simple appetizer or side that looks elegant on a serving dish but is surprisingly simple to create.
Source: Fox and Briar
Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart
Tarts are a wonderful way to create a fast and easy dish that looks splendid and tastes incredible. Cream cheese, parmesan, and a perfect blend of herbs give a creamy base to this tart that compliments the nutty flavor of asparagus wonderfully.
Source: Simply Delicious Food
Baked Asparagus Fries
When it comes to a healthy "snack" asparagus fries are a perfect choice. A crispy coating on the outside and the tender but still crisp inside gives you all the crunch you crave in a "fry" without the guilt.
Source: Damn Delicious
Creamy Asparagus Pasta
If you are looking for an entree for your menu, this is a great choice. Pasta and asparagus are best friends with this rich creamy sauce adding depth and hardy addition to the meal. This is excellent with smaller pasta shapes but could be adapted for spaghetti or fettuccine if needed.
Source: Chef de Home
Balsamic Browned Butter Asparagus
Sometimes, simple is the best. Asparagus is a great choice for serving with browned butter, and the hint of acid in the balsamic reduction is just enough to cut through that richness for a perfect side dish.
Source: The Food Charlatan
Sauteed Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes
Another great recipe from the same site pairs asparagus with the bright cherry tomato for a perfect side dish that absolutely screams springtime! I love this dish alongside garlic herb baked chicken breasts or this easy blackened chicken breast recipe.
Source: The Food Charlatan
Creamy Asparagus Soup
I never realized asparagus in a soup could be so absolutely delicious! This recipe is super easy to make and is going to surprise you with delicious flavor and just how comforting it is!
Source: Diet Hood
Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Breakfast, brunch, snack, or dinner, a quiche is a perfect all-in-one dish. This version is simple to make, and great for those who need to avoid the crust in a traditional quiche.
Source: Megan Makes
Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan
Another classic choice for asparagus, lemon, and parmesan has a creaminess and just enough acid to create the perfect flavor combination. This is a great choice for anyone who needs a fast and easy last-minute side dish that is sure to impress.
Source: Absolutely Flavorful
Easy Asparagus Casserole
In the Midwest, it may be called a hot dish, but in the South they are casseroles. This dish combines fresh asparagus with cheese, a creamy sauce, and a bit of your favorite buttery crackers to create a delicious side dish that would impress even the pickiest at your church potluck dinner.
Source: My Therapist Cooks
Oven Roasted Asparagus
Perhaps the simplest recipe on the list, this is also one of the most beloved. Roasting asparagus brings out the nutty flavor while keeping the vegetable tender and yet not overcooked. This recipe is absolutely fail-proof and a personal favorite.
Source: One Pot Recipes
Sauteed Garlic Asparagus with Bacon
Bacon and garlic make everything better, and that is definitely true with this simple recipe. One of the best parts of this dish is just how kid-friendly this makes asparagus. Try it and you won't be disappointed!
Source: The Recipe Critic
Caprese Roasted Asparagus
Oh yum! I love a good Caprese salad, and this makes it the perfect way to dress up ordinary asparagus. Using heirloom tomatoes adds more color and a unique look while keeping the flavor amazing.
Source: Climbing Grier Mountain
Broiled Asparagus with Sesame Sauce
This recipe brought to you by Dole, who actually grows and sells asparagus, is super simple to make and will not disappoint. It's bright, flavorful, and great with a bowl of rice or this bourbon chicken recipe.
Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes and Asparagus
Served alongside potatoes, it's a classic springtime dish that just reminds me of comfort foods fresh from the garden. This is super easy to make, goes with nearly any meal on your menu, and is a crowd-pleaser.
Source: Wallflower Kitchen
Grilled Asparagus and Feta Salad
This is so good and a great option for using your grill. Feta is creamy but has just enough tang to really compliment the nuttiness of the asparagus. I love the char from the grill and how this serves well with so many different entrees.
Source: Bunsen Burner Bakery
Air Fryer Asparagus
If you like using your air fryer, this is a simple recipe that is going to be a family favorite. Fast, easy, delicious, and with so little work involved you will add this to your menu on a regular basis.
Source: Best Recipe Box
Creamy Asparagus Bow Tie Pasta
This is so delicious and easy to make. It can be a meal in itself or served as a side dish and both will be loved by everyone at your dinner table. With just enough onion and garlic, it really hits every node of flavor to make it the ideal choice for any weeknight.
Source: The Toasty Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad
Bright, fresh, easy to make, and perfect for any weekend barbecue, this pasta salad is going to become a favorite addition to many meals. I love how easy it is to throw together, and how it really showcases the asparagus while also being an easy pasta salad.
Source: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Garlic Herb Sauteed Asparagus
It doesn't get any easier than this recipe. It's sure to please with bright flavor, fast prep time, and a great blend of herbs. If you are new to asparagus, this is a great choice for any beginner to make.
Source: Dinner at the Zoo
To round out the list, I bring you the ultimate in comforting. Loaded with bacon and rich flavor, this is the one that every kid will devour and that will satisfy your "meat and potatoes" eater at the dinner table.
Source: Plain Chicken
- Asparagus Mushroom Stir Fry
- Parmesan Asparagus Twists
- Asparagus in Creamy Sauce
- "Crack" Ranch Roasted Asparagus
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Pastry Bundles
- Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart
- Baked Asparagus Fries
- Creamy Asparagus Pasta
- Balsamic Browned Butter Asparagus
- Sauteed Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes
- Creamy Asparagus Soup
- Crustless Asparagus Quiche
- Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan
- Easy Asparagus Casserole
- Ove Roasted Asparagus
- Sauteed Garlic Asparagus with Bacon
- Caprese Roasted Asparagus
- Broiled Asparagus with Sesame Sauce
- Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes and Asparagus
- Grilled Asparagus and Feta Salad
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Creamy Asparagus Bow Tie Pasta
- Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter Pasta Salad
- Garlic Herb Sauteed Asparagus
- Smothered Asparagus
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