Pan-Fried Asparagus with Onions Recipe -
Pan-Fried Asparagus with Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 16 mins

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, meat, chicken, or pasta."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    16 mins


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook and stir asparagus in melted butter until bright green, but still firm, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir 1 tablespoon butter and onion into asparagus; sprinkle with onion salt.
  4. Cook and stir until onion is slightly browned and asparagus are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2012

This is a perfectly simple method to prepare asparagus. You can never go wrong w/butter and the onions add a nice touch. We paired these with grilled delmonico steaks and it was a marriage made in heaven. I really like that these are pan fried as opposed to my go to roasting method for when the oven is otherwise occupied. THANKS for the recipe, Laurie Brenner!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 05, 2013

I really didn't care much for this technique of making asparagus. I normally broil or grill them. I found the asparagus to be too greasy and not much flavor was imparted by the onion or seasoning, oddly. It also took a little longer than suggested. Will stick to other asparagus recipes on the site I have found more flavorful. It went fine with dinner this evening though.

Apr 15, 2012

Awesome:) I subbed EVOO for the butter and sea salt for the onion (didn't have any). Simple and delicious, thanks for the recipe:)

Mar 28, 2012

Absolutely delicious!!

Dec 19, 2012

Very good, basic recipe - easy to make and goes with everything!

Sep 21, 2012

I have never tried this with onion salt, but I won't eat asparagus any other way than pan fried in butter. It is soo yummy. I like to leave it tender crisp, or I like to cook it until the ends are darkened. Both ways are delicious. I sprinkle mine with sesame seeds when I serve, as it adds just a little something extra. My kids love the sesame seeds on there too.

May 31, 2012

Five star for a very good quick and easy basic recipe! I wasn't in the mood for the butter flavor so used extra virgin olive oil instead. Also, used a sweet red onion because that's what I had on hand and it turned out great because the sweeter flavor was divine! Didn't use any seasoning because decided ahead of time to serve garnished with fresh finely shredded parmesan and sliced (julienne style) pre-cooked pancetta instead.

Mar 21, 2014

We absolutely loved this simple recipe. The only change I made was that I doubled the onions. I will definitely make this dish many times.


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg
  • 5%

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

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