This is a tasty fresh vegetable dish ready in 15 minutes. The asparagus stays nice and green when steamed in the microwave or steamer if you prefer. The parmesan gives it a little extra flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
13 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place asparagus and water in 8x8 inch microwave-safe dish and cover.

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  • Heat in microwave on high until tender, 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Remove asparagus from dish and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Squeeze lemon wedge into melted butter and drizzle over asparagus.

  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and ground white pepper over asparagus.

  • Place under broiler until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Tips

Cook's note:

Garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 19.7mg; sodium 120mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
A very simple and easy dish to prepare...my husband loved it. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
A very simple and easy dish to prepare...my husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
Great dish so easy & tasty. Will be making this one many times! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
This was SO good! I eyeballed the measurements and it was super quick and easy to make. The only change I made was adding a sprinkle of sea salt. This recipe will be going into regular rotation for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
I believe we have a new favorite way to fix asparagus! This came out perfect. Tender crisp and oh so tasty! This is definitely my new go-to recipe & I will use it often. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2017
This was delicious! I made it just as the recipe was written. Even my kids ate it. The hint of lemon was the perfect "surprise". Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
I wrap asparagus in wax paper and micro 3-4 min. Then put under broiler 3-4 min. I add truffle powder to toooings. Absolutely the easiest and best asparagus I’ve had! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
This is delicious! I microwaved for 3 minutes only, then broiled for about 5-6 minutes. Subbed olive oil for the butter. Couldn't stop eating these! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
I made this with every intention of only eating half but I ate the whole thing! I even halved the butter AND the Parmesan still delicious! I m definitely making this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Perfect as a veggie side. I chose to add some very thinly sliced filet mignon I had left over and some sliced grape tomatoes on top before placing in the broiler. Made a great one pan main course. Garnish with extra Parma cheese. Thinly sliced cooked chicken would work well; as would any fish or seafood. Read More
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