Asparagus with Garlic and Onions Recipe -
Asparagus with Garlic and Onions Recipe
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Asparagus with Garlic and Onions

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"Asparagus and onions are steamed until tender, then quickly browned in butter with garlic."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Pour water into a skillet. Place asparagus and onion in the skillet. Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Cover skillet and steam asparagus and onion 2 to 5 minutes, just until slightly tender. Add a few tablespoons of extra water, if needed, to maintain steam.
  2. When water has steamed off, immediately place butter in skillet. Continue cooking until onions and asparagus are lightly browned. Mix in garlic, and continue cooking about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2011

I was careful to watch this very attentively, and because I did I was rewarded with beautiful crisp/tender, steamed/browned asparagus - and I didn't bother to cover it at all. Delightful, attractive, and a pleasure to eat asparagus that was neither too crunchy nor cooked to mush. The onions and garlic were great flavor enhancers, but to kick it up a notch I sautéed some chopped yellow and red bell peppers along with the garlic and onions for additional flavor and garnish. Some halved cherry tomatoes would be nice too! Served this with “Pork Tenderloin Diane,” and “Lemon Pepper Pasta,” recipes also from this site. Hubs declared it a home run dinner, perfect to usher in spring.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2009

It was ok but would be better with an extra clove of garlic and a LOT less butter.

Jan 26, 2009

This is a favorite in my house. I have made it plenty of times but without the onions. We love onions! I am definitely going to add them next time. I'm sure the extra ingredient will be a pleasant surprise.

Mar 16, 2009

I didn't think this one would turn out well. I suspected that the onion would overpower the flavor of the asparagus. But it turned out amazing! The white onion paired so well with the asparagus. I didn't get to brown it as dinner was running late, so I tossed the stalks in the garlic butter. I will be making this again soon!

Feb 12, 2009

Yum This was really good. I kinda doubled it but didn't add extra butter. Easy & very tasty!

Mar 15, 2010

It used a lot of butter for the amount of asparagus, but was very delicious and we would recommend it. You may be able to use olive oil in place of the butter for a healthier side.

Jul 10, 2009

Absolutely fabulous! My husband, who doesn't even like aspargus, loved it. So did my 5 year old. Will definitely be making again and again!

Mar 30, 2009

I didn't change a thing, except used chopped garlic instead of sliced, but I thought this recipe was a little bland. Seems like it needs something more. I'll try adding some lemon pepper next time.


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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