Simply Steamed Asparagus


This steamed asparagus is tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter, too.

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


  • 1 bunch asparagus spears

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Place 3 cups water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add butter and salt and bring to a boil.

  2. Trim dry ends off of asparagus. If spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler.

  3. Place asparagus spears in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam until asparagus is tender, 5 to 10 minutes depending on thickness.

Cook's Note:

If you do not have a steamer pan set, you can use a steamer basket inserted into a large pot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 231mg 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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