Easiest Asparagus Recipe


I have always been good at sauteeing asparagus, but this is one of my favorite methods to create a sweet and traditional appetizer.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, or more as needed

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook asparagus in melted butter, stirring a few times, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Drizzle honey over the asparagus and stir to coat; season with garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

Cook's Notes:

If you find the asparagus sticks to the pan, you can add up to 1 tablespoon butter more while cooking.

For a healthier alternative, use 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* 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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