Sautéed Asparagus


Asparagus is a great vegetable when it's fresh and sautéed right. My family and friends always love this.

close up view of Sautéed Asparagus served with pasta with red sauce on a red plastic plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup water

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper


  1. Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add asparagus spears; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add water and cover to steam asparagus and keep it from drying out. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

When trimming your asparagus, you want to snap each spear where it wants to break on the lower 1/3 of the stalk. This will give you the best parts of the asparagus and will avoid the tough parts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 230mg 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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