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Easiest Asparagus Recipe

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
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"I have always been good at sauteeing asparagus, but this is one of my favorite methods to create a sweet and traditional appetizer."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 64
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 4.7 4.8 2.1 12 35 Full nutrition

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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 f...

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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 becau...

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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 f...

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!

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 health...

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 c...

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, ...

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!

My family loved this. My teenage son even came back for seconds!

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 becau...

Made this following directions. Best asparagus I've ever made. No leftovers. Will make many more times in the future.