Amazing Asparagus Recipes
As fancy as it might look on the plate, asparagus is far from fussy or difficult to cook. From simple, roasted sides to elegant risottos, see why it's well worth learning to cook and enjoy asparagus at home.
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
Make a simple but impressive side for a dinner party in under 20 minutes with these bacon-wrapped bundles.
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With more than 350 reviews, Ina's top-rated recipe for easy, roasted asparagus is a trusted standby for cooks at every skill level.
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Asparagus and Chicken Stir-fry
Skip the take-out tonight and make your own stir-fry starring asparagus and chicken in a flavorful soy-ginger marinade.
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Asparagus and Cheese Tart
Stalks of asparagus take center stage in this eye-catching tart, which comes together easily thanks to store-bought puff pastry and a quick cheesy custard.
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Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina
Giada dices up asparagus to help them cook faster before adding in tomato, cheese and eggs for a quick and versatile frittata that's good hot or cold.
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Asparagus Fettuccine Carbonara
Shaved asparagus lends a bright dimension to this fast and easy weeknight classic. The thin green ribbons meld effortlessly with the fettuccine and add a pop of color.
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Chilled Asparagus Salad
Alex Guarnaschelli blanches and shocks asparagus to make a crispy, refreshing asparagus salad with a honey mustard vinaigrette.
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Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons
For these party-ready stacks, Giada uses grilled slices of eggplant to sandwich layers of asparagus with a creamy ricotta spread.
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Tyler roasts asparagus at a higher oven temperature than you might be used to — all you need is 10 minutes for his perfectly roasted asparagus.
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Potatoes beware, asparagus are dressing up as French fries. Thanks to a beer batter and hot oil, the green stalks are golden and crispy. Lemon aioli makes great dipping sauce and there are three seasoning options depending on what mood you are in.
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Orecchiette with Truffle Asparagus Pesto
You'll find an unexpected umami flavor in this asparagus and basil pesto thanks to truffle pecorino cheese, plus a bit of texture from toasted hazelnuts.
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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
Dress up roasted asparagus with a simple lemon vinaigrette for bright pops of flavor.
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Orecchiette with Asparagus and Peas
Lidia Bastianich builds a simple, springy pasta dish with classic Italian ingredients — garlic, olive oil and fresh pepper — alongside in-season asparagus, peas and a generous topping of grated cheese.
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No need to pre-heat the oven here. A quick steam and a drizzle of olive oil and lemon are all you need for this 10-minute asparagus side.
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Trisha's egg and cheese-filled casserole is a perfect make-ahead dish for Easter or any springtime gathering. In addition to the bed of asparagus in the base of the casserole, asparagus "broth" or cooking liquid goes into the cheese sauce for extra flavor.
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Take bacon-wrapped asparagus to the next level with a mouthwatering brown sugar glaze.
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Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon with Asparagus-Mint Citrus Salad
Jeff mixes blanched asparagus, lima beans, mint, parsley and orange segments in a quick vinaigrette for a bright and springy salad to pair with the glazed salmon.
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Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
Hollandaise can go on more on just eggs! The next time you roast asparagus, whip up a quick sauce in your blender to add to the dish.
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Chicken and Asparagus Crepes
Asparagus, shallots and herbs are cooked in chicken broth to serve as both a sauce and a side in this dressed-up shortcut dish made with store-bought crepes and rotisserie chicken.
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Sauteed Asparagus with Olives and Basil
Full-flavored savory garlic and olives and aromatic basil brighten the crisp asparagus. Cutting the asparagus into short pieces allows them to cook quickly.
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Slow-Cooker Asparagus Barley Risotto
This creamy rice dish is usually made with Arborio rice, but we love it with the toothsome nuttiness (and fiber) of barley. Serve with wedges of lemon for an extra pop of brightness.
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Five-Ingredient Grilled Asparagus with Pecorino and Pine Nuts
This easy recipe starts with a grill hack courtesy of Geoffrey. If you're worried about losing asparagus through the grates, flip a cooling rack upside down and put it straight on the grill to hold the stalks while they cook. Meanwhile, you can prepare what GZ calls a Caesar-style vinaigrette (sans egg and anchovies) with four ingredients: olive oil, lemon, Pecorino-Romano and pine nuts. When the asparagus is done cooking, serve it with a drizzle of dressing and a generous sprinkle of cheese and pine nuts.
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Asparagus and Spinach Frittata
For this deliciously green frittata, Katie Lee mixes asparagus and spinach (feel free to toss in other leftover veggies!) with creamy goat cheese and salty Parmesan, and cooks the mixture in a springform pan for a brunch-worthy presentation.
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Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Black Olives
Bobby uses quinoa as the base of a healthy make-ahead salad with grilled asparagus, olives, goat cheese and a red wine vinaigrette.
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Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Puffs
Spears of asparagus elevate both the look and flavor of Valerie's crowd-pleasing puffs, made with store-bought crescent roll dough and a tangy smoked salmon dip.
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Mushroom Barley and Roasted Asparagus Salad
Pile fragrant seasoned barley and button mushrooms on top of roasted asparagus for a guilt-free indulgence.
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Trisha cooks up a quick breakfast frittata on the stove with just a handful of ingredients — asparagus, onion, feta, egg and heavy cream — before setting it under broiler for a few minutes until it's golden brown and ready to serve.
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Use your vegetable peeler to turn asparagus into "noodles" and toss with a homemade pesto for healthy dish in 30 minutes.
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Risotto with Asparagus
In addition to the asparagus tips that top the dish, asparagus bottoms (which are normally tossed out) are used to create a flavored broth for cooking the risotto.
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Asparagus, Pea and Zucchini Soup
Boost the creaminess of this smooth spring vegetable soup by adding a bit of potato.
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Cut your asparagus cook time down to 10 minutes by using the broiler. The result? Slightly charred asparagus that goes perfectly with a dressing of red wine vinegar and olive oil.
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Asparagus and Bread Soup with Pancetta
Geoffrey uses asparagus, spinach and bread to create this creamy pureed soup. Top with crispy pancetta, creme fraiche and chives for an Iron Chef-style presentation.
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Shaved Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad
Although most recipes call for roasting, steaming or grilling asparagus til it's tender, you can also eat it uncooked! Shaving asparagus with a vegetable peeler turns it into crunchy ribbons, which can be dressed simply with lemon and olive oil, and paired with prosciutto and shaved Parmesan for a refreshing salad.
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Cream of Asparagus Soup
Sunny builds a creamy and satisfying asparagus soup with the help a few aromatics, chicken stock and sour cream.
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Shorter cuts help the sauteed asparagus cook faster in the pan for a 4-ingredient side that's ready in under 10 minutes.
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Asian Asparagus and Mushrooms
Marry the flavors of asparagus and shiitake mushrooms with an Asian-style seasoning of sesame oil, ginger, garlic and soy sauce.
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