128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1

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

Hannah
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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

64 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 4.8 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (91)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
I made this as written but subbed EVOO for butter. My husband said it was the best variation of asparagus I've made so far! I will make this again. It's important that you remove the asparagus from heat and wait a moment to add the honey so it doesn't burn!!
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2017
Disappointing; I didn't like it at all. The initial amount of seasonings didn't flavor it nearly enough for my taste; I added a bit more and still didn't care for it. Giving it two stars because my husband thought it was OK.
128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
I made this as written but subbed EVOO for butter. My husband said it was the best variation of asparagus I've made so far! I will make this again. It's important that you remove the asparagus from heat and wait a moment to add the honey so it doesn't burn!!
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2015
I really enjoyed this! I actually added some already cooked chicken strips and a handful of frozen bell peppers to it to make it a meal! Excellent!
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2015
Very good! I really likes the sweetness of the honey w/ the spice of the cayenne. I did add some salt but that was my only addition. I opted to use evoo in place of the butter to keep it healthier (I know the butter would've been even better lol). The family enjoyed these and I would make them again! Thanks for sharing.:)
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2017
Fabulous and so easy! Love veggie recipes that take veggies to the next level without a lot of fuss and without disguising or overpowering the natural flavors. This recipe is perfect on both counts. (03.28.15; 03.12.17)
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
This was REALLY good. I was skeptical because of the honey but it wasn't over sweet. The honey added just a touch of sweetness to the asparagus. Once I cooked the asparagus as per this recipe I set it aside and sauteed leeks and shrimp in butter and garlic and tossed everything asparagus included into a pan of hot cooked linguine. Fabulous. Thanks so much for the new asparagus idea.
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2015
Excellent flavor! The sweet and spicy work perfectly together. Plus this was so quick and easy. Even my 3 year old who refuses any veggies ate this!
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2017
We are not asparagus eaters but I wanted to add more veggies to our family's diet. We normally default to a bag of frozen vegetables that you just pop in the microwave. I tried this recipe because it looked really simple and fast. It was and everyone liked the asparagus!! I think it was the honey that added a little something plus took away any bitterness from the asparagus. I added it to my "Favorites"!
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2017
My family loved this. My teenage son even came back for seconds!
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
WOW
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