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Sauteed Asparagus

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Asparagus is a great vegetable when it's fresh and cooked right. My family and friends always love this."
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15 m servings 84
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 84 calories; 6.9 4.4 2.5 0 75 Full nutrition

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Perfect as is! Sometimes the simplest and easiest preparations are the best! I had about 1/ 2 lb asparagus and reduced the olive oil to 1 tblsp but still used 1/4 cup water. Cooking time is spot...

Excellent! easy and tasty!

Made this just like the recipe & my girls loved it!! They said they were Perfect!! So glad I found this & saving it now!! Thank you so much!! It was delicious!! Y’all should try this, you’ll lo...