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Easiest Asparagus Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Easiest Asparagus Recipe

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"I have always been good at sauteeing asparagus, but this is one of my favorite methods to create a sweet and traditional appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook asparagus in melted butter, stirring a few times, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Drizzle honey over the asparagus and stir to coat; season with garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you find the asparagus sticks to the pan, you can add up to 1 tablespoon butter more while cooking.
  • For a healthier alternative, use 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 31, 2015

I really enjoyed this! I actually added some already cooked chicken strips and a handful of frozen bell peppers to it to make it a meal! Excellent!

Mar 25, 2015

Very good! I really likes the sweetness of the honey w/ the spice of the cayenne. I did add some salt, but that was my only addition. I opted to use evoo in place of the butter to keep it healthier (I know the butter would've been even better, lol). The family enjoyed these and I would make them again! Thanks for sharing. :)


18 Ratings

Mar 28, 2015

Fabulous and so easy! Love veggie recipes that take veggies to the next level without a lot of fuss and without disguising or overpowering the natural flavors. This recipe is perfect on both counts.

Apr 25, 2015

Excellent flavor! The sweet and spicy work perfectly together. Plus this was so quick and easy. Even my 3 year old who refuses any veggies ate this!

Aug 02, 2015

I made it exactly how the recipe states and it was delicious. My whole family loved it!

Jun 19, 2015

This was REALLY good. I was skeptical because of the honey, but it wasn't over sweet. The honey added just a touch of sweetness to the asparagus. Once I cooked the asparagus as per this recipe, I set it aside and sauteed leeks and shrimp in butter and garlic and tossed everything, asparagus included, into a pan of hot cooked linguine. Fabulous. Thanks so much for the new asparagus idea.

Jun 13, 2015

Delicious! The honey just added the right amount of sweetness. I added a little extra pepper to give it a kick and it was fabulous! Will definitely be a regular from now on.

Jun 10, 2015

This is a keeper. Delish and the honey made all the difference. What a nice change to a recipe for this veg. I used garlic salt and it turned out just fine.


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  • Calories
  • 64 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

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

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