Sauteed Asparagus

Simple, quick way to prepare asparagus. What's this you say? You don't like asparagus? If so, I bet you you're overcooking it... it should still be very slightly crunchy when eaten. And please -- don't ever boil asparagus away... it gets far too mushy and loses all its flavor! This recipe start to finish - about 12 mins; about 4 mins sauteeing time.

(4.4, 41) 86% would make again

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Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 12 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Asparagus


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Added pepper and garlic powder. Taste great
Taehwajohnson , 2 years ago
Simple and excellent.
mamacita08 , 2 years ago
Simplicity at its best. Quick and easy, not to mention tasty.
garyjoey , 3 years ago
Good and easy! Could use more ingredients.
Kevinopop1 , 3 years ago
A really simple yet delicious asparagus dish. Thnx!! I just added grated cheddar to make it perrfectt(:
Thelaughingcook , 3 years ago
Easy, easy, easy! Yummy!
Mellylissa , 4 years ago
I actually added a tbsp of dijon mustard to the asparagus as it was sauteing. Added just a little more zip.
smithsuzanne , 4 years ago
My personal preference with asparagus is to steam it. But I''m posting this recipe anyway -- it''s my father-in-law''s preferred way of serving asparagus.
dietitian , 4 years ago
Quick, easy, and delicious. I used more than a tablespoon of butter and sauteed for about seven minutes. Asparagus, which is in season now here in Las Vegas, was just slightly crunchy and loaded with great flavor. I'll make this again and again.
Whitebear1 , 4 years ago
Another simple, easy to prepare dish that had great flavor! It also made an excellent side-dish for sgrishka's Oven-braised Brisket and Onions dish.
chefhoward76 , 4 years ago
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mraguirre22 , 4 years ago
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mraguirre22 , 4 years ago
Quick and simple.
Atlj , 5 years ago
It's a simple but good way to make asparagus. It's the right consistency overall. I also added lemon and it was great.
CaciqueTaino , 5 years ago
I make this alot.....butter has a better flavor. I also add a dash of lemon juice....perfection!
foodie321 , 5 years ago
I've made this before but substituted the butter with olive oil and I also cut some squash, zucchini, onions and a clove of fresh garlic. added season salt and pepper to taste.
2outspoken , 5 years ago
Very easy and got raves from all my dinner guests.
girlnextdoor , 5 years ago
With big fat aspagus: I peel the woody, fiberous outer layer from the lower portions of stalk with an ordinary potato peeler. Leaving the tender heart. Less waste. More goodness.
burneggroll , 6 years ago
Very good, great flavor.
fireb4smoke , 6 years ago
Excellent flavor! Tastes much better than steaming or boiling. I used less butter and a nonstick pan.
bd53gh , 7 years ago
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