Pan-Fried Asparagus with Onions


Everyone that I make this sautéed asparagus with onions for absolutely loves it! The onions are a great flavor contrast to the asparagus. This vegetable dish pairs as a great side with everything... fish, meat, chicken, or pasta.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup sliced onion

  • 1 pinch onion salt, or to taste


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook and stir asparagus in melted butter until bright green, but still firm, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Stir 1 tablespoon butter and onion into asparagus; sprinkle with onion salt.

  4. Cook and stir until onion is slightly browned and asparagus are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 246mg 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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