Rating: 4.5 stars
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This steamed asparagus is tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter, too.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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

32 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 4.4g; fat 1.2g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 160.1mg. Full Nutrition