These asparagus recipes are everything good in the world. They’re flavorful, nutritious, tender, and incredible in every way.
Plus, they’re a welcome change from your usual side dishes of green beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and the like.
If you haven’t found your love of asparagus yet, you will after these 30 asparagus recipes.
Try the cheesy garlic-roasted asparagus if you don’t know where to start. Baked asparagus fries and the asparagus grilled cheese sandwich are also excellent.
Now, let’s check out the rest of them!
Quick and Easy Asparagus Recipes
1. Perfect Roasted Asparagus
Perfect roasted asparagus is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy this green veggie. The seasoning mixture is terrific.
It gives the stalks a salty, cheesy, savory flavor that’s hard to beat.
If the recipe is too plain for you, use the optional ingredients to jazz it up.
The butter is my favorite add-in. However, the crunch from the toasted almonds is delightful, too.
2. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
This six-ingredient recipe is perfect for getting your kids to eat more asparagus.
The gooey cheese and robust garlic will win over even the staunchest asparagus hater.
The mozzarella is so thick and bubbly. It’s like eating asparagus with a cheesy pizza topping.
This one will be such a hit that everyone around the table will want seconds.
3. Easy Cheesy Asparagus Casserole
Need one more cheesy asparagus dish? Well, here you go! This one is even cheesier than the last one! Honestly, it may be more cheese than asparagus.
Luckily, the rich, earthy flavor of the asparagus still comes through. I like to add a diced Vidalia onion to mine.
It tastes a little like a broccoli casserole but with asparagus.
4. Roasted Asparagus with Lemon, Butter, and Parmesan
If you’re looking for something zesty, salty, and cheesy, you’ve just found it. This recipe is all of those things and more.
It has a bright, lemony flavor with rich, earthy undertones of buttery asparagus. It’s a bold, slightly tangy side dish that pairs especially well with fish.
5. Cracked-Out Asparagus
You just know that anything with the word “crack” in it will be delicious. I’ve never found a “crack” recipe that I didn’t like.
Christmas crack, crack chicken, ranch crack dip… It’s all superb.
Cracked-out asparagus is, too. It’s tender asparagus seasoned with ranch and smothered with cheese and bacon. Every bite is more addictive than the last.
Best of all, it uses only five ingredients. Furthermore, you can have it ready in less than 30 minutes.
6. Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
This interesting dish makes a nice appetizer. Each piece of asparagus is seasoned, wrapped in prosciutto, and dusted with parmesan.
It’s delectable and easy to make. Serve it before dinner or at your next big party. It makes a wonderful, reasonably healthy finger food.
7. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Tilapia
Let’s step away from side dishes and appetizers and look at a complete meal. Use this recipe to make a nutritious, delicious family dinner.
The fish is buttery and flaky and the asparagus is fresh and earthy. And of course, the roasted cherry tomatoes are juicy, slightly sweet, and perfect.
You use only one pan for the entire meal, and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
8. Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad
There’s nothing quite like a cool, zesty pasta salad in the summer. This one includes roasted veggies, chewy pasta, and a bright and tangy dressing.
It takes less than an hour to make and is the ideal summer side dish. The recipe says you can serve it at room temperature.
However, I prefer to chill mine for at least an hour before serving it.
9. Asparagus, Mushroom, Leek, and Cheese Galette
If this gorgeous galette doesn’t make your mouth water, nothing ever will. This thing is insanely good.
It features a buttery, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth crust.
Then, there’s warm, melted cheese and leeks, earthy asparagus, and juicy mushrooms. It’s unbelievable. Truly.
I don’t care if you’re the most dedicated meat eater in the world. You’ll love this vegetarian-friendly dish.
10. Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry
These feature three of my favorite things: asparagus, cream cheese, and puff pastry.
The bread gets nice and crunchy on the outside but stays soft and fluffy on the inside.
The tender asparagus and cream cheese centers make them flavorful and filling.
Whether you need a side dish or an appetizer, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
11. Szechuan-Style Easy Pork Stir-Fry
Easy pork stir fry is hearty, healthy, and exceptionally yummy.
It combines juicy, well-seasoned ground pork with fluffy rice. Then, you’ll mix in some flavorful herbs and veggies.
It’s got a hint of spice to it but isn’t too hot. Plus, the Asian-style sauces give it a terrific Eastern flair that the whole family will love.
12. Chicken Ravioli with Pesto and Veggies
Here’s another one-dish meal that’ll feed the whole family. It’s a yummy ravioli dish, but it’s also more.
With asparagus, tomatoes, and chicken, this dish has plenty going for it.
It’s ridiculously flavorful, and the multitude of colors makes it look appealing, too.
It’s very filling. Plus, it’s quick and easy to fix, and cleanup is a breeze.
13. Asparagus Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Creamy Dijon Dressing
This salad might look different from other salads you’ve had. Fortunately, it’s just as delicious as any of your favorites.
The bold earthiness of the asparagus complements the eggs’ soft coolness perfectly. The creamy Dijon dressing is incredible, too.
In fact, you might want to make extra and bottle it. It tastes spectacular on everything.
14. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe in the Oven
These tasty, oven-baked treats will have you salivating long before they get to the table.
All you need to make them is asparagus, bacon, garlic salt, pepper, and oil.
The bacon is juicy and salty, and every bite is filled with garlicky goodness. Whether side dish or appetizer, these are always a hit.
15. Asparagus Panzanella Salad
Asparagus Panzanella salad is a spring favorite. It’s cool, crisp, minty, and refreshing.
It’s full of clean, fresh ingredients and features crunchy homemade croutons.
The sweet and savory dressing complements the earthy salad and tangy feta flawlessly. It’s effortless to make and is a great light lunch option.
16. Cream of Asparagus Soup
Enjoying asparagus doesn’t necessarily mean enjoying green asparagus stalks. You can also use it to make a scrumptious soup.
It’s thick, creamy, and silky smooth. It’s full of rich cheese and garlic flavors and takes less than an hour to make.
Don’t let its greenish-yellow color throw you off. This buttery soup is 100% yummy.
17. Shrimp, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad
This salad is light but filling, fresh but overflowing with umami flavor.
It’s not exactly surf and turf, but the shrimp, avocado, and asparagus taste superb.
It uses fewer than 10 ingredients, and you’ll go nuts for the bright lemon vinaigrette.
18. Asparagus Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This crisp salad is another one that tastes great with a zesty lemon vinaigrette. And this one has a ton of veggies. (And delicious, tangy feta cheese, too!)
If you’re looking for a veggie- and vitamin-packed lunch option, this is it.
19. Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta
Tender pasta, chewy mushrooms, and cheesy parmesan are what you’ll get with this asparagus and mushroom pasta.
It takes 20 minutes to whip up and is a lovely dish for spring. Give it a try the next time you’re in the mood for something new and filling.
20. One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I like things to be easy. As much as I love cooking, I don’t want to do it for hours at a time.
I don’t want a kitchen full of dishes to clean when I’m done.
That’s why one-pan meals like this one are so terrific. This 35-minute meal is effortless to make.
Simply season everything, throw it on a pan, and let the oven do the work.
The chicken is succulent and flavorful. The asparagus is healthy and delicious. I don’t know about you, but that’s good enough for me.
21. Grilled Asparagus
Grilled asparagus is sweet, tender, and smoky. It’s also one of the simplest, cleanest ways to enjoy asparagus.
All you’ll use to season it is oil, salt, and pepper.
You can add a little garlic salt if you like. Cayenne adds a dash of heat, as well.
Toss it on the grill with your steaks and pork chops. Just don’t over-cook it.
22. Baked Asparagus Fries
These crispy, crunchy, cheesy asparagus fries don’t taste like French fries. They’re better. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good French fry.
But they have nothing on these parmesan-and-panko-covered asparagus spears. If you want something plain to dip in ketchup, go with fries.
If you want something covered in robust seasonings, make these instead.
23. Garlic Butter Sauteed Asparagus
This buttery, garlicky asparagus is a genuine delight to the senses. It smells great and tastes even better, but the texture is phenomenal.
The asparagus is tender and juicy. However, the outside retains a seriously satisfying crunch.
Get ready to swoon because just one bite of this can make it happen.
24. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
Despite the intense flavors of shrimp and asparagus, this dish’s taste is pretty mild. It’s light, garlicky, and shrimpy, but nothing in it is too loud.
The easiest way to describe it is this: It’s filling enough for the main course but gentle enough for a side dish. Check it out if you want a tasty new shrimp dish.
25. Asparagus Pizza
This is 100% an authentic pizza. It has pizza dough, cheese, and more. The only thing it’s “missing” is pizza sauce.
Think of it as a white pizza, though, and you won’t even miss it.
After all, the pesto gives it a ton of flavor. It’s supremely cheesy and combines asparagus with prosciutto. The crispy crust is excellent, too.
It might not be your “typical” pizza, but you’ll love it, anyway.
26. Lemony Asparagus Risotto
Don’t judge this dish by its picture. I’m aware that it might not be super appealing to everyone, but it tastes superb.
It’s creamy, light, bright, and full of flavor.
It’s also quite filling, easy to make, and vegetarian-friendly. You can also use it as a bed for lean protein like fish or shrimp.
27. Lemon Orzo with Asparagus
I’m not sure what it is about asparagus that makes it so good with lemon. Perhaps it’s the combo of earthiness and bright zestiness.
Whatever the case, this lemon orzo with asparagus is divine. It’s simple, elegant, colorful, and the perfect addition to any dinner.
28. Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Is there anything more comforting than an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich?
Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to bread, butter, and cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches can be as plain or elaborate as you want.
This one includes basil pesto and asparagus, and it’s the stuff. I wasn’t sure I would like it, even though I like asparagus. Grilled cheeses are sacred, after all.
Fortunately, I was dead wrong. This sandwich has it all.
*Note: This recipe uses vegan ingredients. You can use regular cheese and butter instead if you aren’t vegan.
29. Chili & Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Asparagus
This veggie-heavy stir-fry is sweet, savory, and spicy. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and combines earthy, herby flavors with Asian sauces.
Additionally, you can make it vegan-friendly with one substitution. Leave out the fish sauce and use six teaspoons of soy sauce instead.
30. One-Pot Lemon Basil, Asparagus, and Sausage Pasta
This pasta fits the bill if you’re looking for something dense, chunky, and hearty. It’s filling and full of flavor.
It’s an excellent option for when you need to make dinner in a hurry.
You can make it in one pot in 30 minutes or less. As with most one-pot meals, cleanup is a snap, too.
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