The Best Steamed Asparagus


Steaming asparagus in the microwave is the best way to cook asparagus to enjoy its flavor. It comes out absolutely perfect. For the wine, we recommend Pinot Grigio.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe dish. Pour in wine and dot with butter.

  2. Cover loosely and cook in the microwave on high until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Allow the dish to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 242mg 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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