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Easiest Asparagus Recipe

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 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!

I've made this at least 3 times as recommended. It's quick and so tasty. Great when your pinched for time! My kids (who hate anything green on their plate) beg me to make this all the time.

Amazing! I followed the recipe exactly. It was a perfect blend of sweet and spicy! I will definitely be making this again!