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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Asparagus and Cashews

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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

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

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

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

Roasted Asparagus with Shallots

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This recipe is as flavorful and delicious as it is easy to prepare! Comes out perfect every time! You will never want soggy steamed asparagus ever again!

Zesty Marinated Asparagus

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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

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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 everything...fish, meat, chicken, or pasta.

Asian Inspired Grilled Asparagus

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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 :)

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

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

Broiled Asparagus Parmesan

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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 Asparagus

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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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Pan-Fried Asparagus

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

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

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A simple but tasty twist to regular old Asparagus.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

"Fun to make! I turned the asparagus spears as they cooked. I liked the appealing charred look, while still maintaining a crisp/tender texture." – Spunky Buddy

How To Cook Asparagus 5 Easy Ways

Fresh asparagus is quick and easy to cook, and makes any dish feel just a little more special. Learn 5 ways to cook this beautiful vegetable.

Asparagus Pie

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This dish is similar to a clafoutis but is savory.