Pan-Fried Asparagus


Learn how to cook asparagus on the stove by pan-frying it in butter with garlic for a delicious Italian-style side dish. My family (even the kids) love asparagus cooked this way!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Add asparagus and cook until fork-tender, turning asparagus often to ensure even cooking, about 10 minutes.


Try serving this as a side to shrimp scampi for a perfect pairing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
18g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 525mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 247mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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