Asparagus Side Dish Recipes

Find more than a hundred tried-and-true asparagus side dish recipes including baked asparagus, grilled asparagus, and roasted asparagus.

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Pan-Fried Asparagus

Rating: 4.61 stars
This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!

Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.7 stars
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 4.79 stars
Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Asparagus and Cashews

Rating: 4.55 stars
I didn't think I liked asparagus until trying this recipe at a Christmas dinner. Now I cook it for any special occasion and everyone oooh's and aah's when I say it's on the menu.
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Awesomely Easy Sesame Asparagus

Rating: 4.43 stars
Asparagus is steamed and then tossed with olive oil, kosher salt and toasted sesame seeds.

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Rating: 4.59 stars
I love roasting veggies and hit on this WONDERFUL combo. You could use a Hollandaise on the side.... but why??

Zesty Marinated Asparagus

Rating: 4.53 stars
Tender asparagus is marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled with tangy lemon zest and fresh parsley. This is a quick and easy side dish.

Pan-Fried Asparagus with Onions

Rating: 4.63 stars
Everyone that I make this for absolutely loves it! The onions are a great flavor contrast to the asparagus. This vegetable dish pairs as a great side with, meat, chicken, or pasta.

Asian Inspired Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars
I like to cook this asparagus side dish on an indoor iron grill to get grill marks, but feel free to cook the asparagus any way you like. The key to this dish is the simple soy sauce and sesame oil marinade. This recipe comes from my sister Kaitlin. Sometimes I add a pinch of salt or pepper but don't tell her :)

Broiled Asparagus Parmesan

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a tasty fresh vegetable dish ready in 15 minutes. The asparagus stays nice and green when steamed in the microwave or steamer if you prefer. The parmesan gives it a little extra flavor.

Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Rating: 4.6 stars
A quick way to dazzle up your asparagus for grilling. It offers great flavoring with inexpensive items usually found in the home.

Couscous Primavera

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is a healthy, delicious, and easy side dish that takes about 10 minutes to make. I'm borrowing the name from Pasta Primavera which, like this recipe, takes advantage of fresh, seasonal, green produce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Asparagus Risotto Recipes Fit for Fancy Dinners
Firm, chewy asparagus stands out in a bowl of creamy risotto, its subtly bitter flavor offering a delicious contrast to traditional risotto's butter and cheese.
Roasted Asparagus Recipes
Roasting is one of the easiest and surprisingly delicious ways to prepare fresh asparagus.

Pan-Fried Asparagus

Rating: 4.61 stars

This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!