Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese Recipe -
Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese Recipe
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Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese

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"This simple recipe takes ordinary asparagus and turns it into a side dish that any man in your life will love! Serve as a side dish to grilled salmon or turkey meatballs."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    12 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus, and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes. Stir in almonds and parmesan, and cook until the cheese is slightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 28, 2006

We love this. I cook the asparagus my usual way - add spears to boiling salted water, and simmer until they turn bright green (about 2 mins). Drain, and immerse in a bowl of iced water - heat the butter in the skillet, add the asparagus and and let it heat through. I then add the almonds, and stir. I sprinkle the cheese over the asparagus on the serving plate - this all avoids soggy almonds, over-cooked asparagus, and gluey cheese. Delicious and easy. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2005

I used freshly shredded parmesan cheese and ended up with crisp and tasty asparagus with a wad of melted cheeses studded with almonds. Won't be making this again.

Mar 22, 2007

I always add chopped garlic when I sautee asparagus...And like Caroline C said, add the premesean cheese just before serving.

Jul 13, 2008

I made this as a side dish for a Sunday family dinner and received wonderful reviews on it! The only thing I did different was that after I bolied the asparagus, I drained them and then immediately put them in ice water. I laighly sauteed the almonds in butter and then turned the heat down and added the asparagus. I added the cheese after I removed it from the pan to elliminate a big string mess and to make a great presentation. This is a great way to get your kids to eat asparagus and almonds are an excellent source of nutrition!

Nov 08, 2005

I love this- make it all the time. I never use shredded parmesan however; it probably would gum up if you did. The cheese browns quickly and you kind of have to watch it. It is yummy and the ONLY way I'll eat asparagus. Thanks!

Sep 29, 2007

Very tasty. I used olive oil in place of butter and added some pepper, garlic sea salt and used toasted slivered almonds. Beautiful, easy and a new regular for us. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 12, 2007

This was easy and delicious! I waited to add the Parmesan until I put the asparagus on the serving platter, which worked out quite well. Yum!

Jan 10, 2011

Didn't care for the cooking method, which is why I rate this four stars. Specifically, I know that adding and "cooking" the cheese with the asparagus in the pan would have resulted in a sticky, nasty pan to clean so while I used the ingredients as directed in the recipe, I just modified how I put it together. I simply steamed the asparagus, then dressed it up with the almonds (toasted at 350 degrees for 5 minutes) and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Elegant and steps above plain, cooked asparagus - five stars.


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  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

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

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