The Best Steamed Asparagus Recipe -
The Best Steamed Asparagus Recipe
  • READY IN 11 mins

The Best Steamed Asparagus

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"This is the best way to cook asparagus to enjoy it's flavor. It comes out absolutely perfect. For the wine, we recommend Pinot Grigio."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    3 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    11 mins


  1. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe dish. Pour in wine, and dot with pieces of butter.
  2. Cover loosely, and cook in the microwave on High for 3 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Allow the dish to stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2006

This recipe makes some of the most amazing asparagus I've had. However, the recommended cooking time yeilds a crunchier asparagus, so if you are a fan of soft aspargus just zap it a little longer.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 17, 2003

Good, but tasted too much like wine and too little like asparagus. Next time I'll use 1/2 wine and 1/2 water.

Aug 27, 2003

This was a quick, easy and tasty side dish. I used Pinot Grigio as suggested and it came out just fine in a matter of minutes. This is the perfect side when the rest of your meal is laborious.

Feb 13, 2007

I'm a big wine drinker & I really expected to like this but I hated it...hubby said "it's not THAT bad". I did use a pinot grigio (one of my favorite wines) but the taste was overwhelming. Perhaps I'd like it better cooked over the stovetop, giving the wine more time to burn off. I did add some chopped garlic. I'm sorry to give this such a low score, Deb but I feel that I must to be fair.

Jul 26, 2010

The flavor of the asparagus was PERFECT. We did these in the Ziploc Zip 'n Steam bags for 3 minutes as the bag directed and just put the wine and butter in the bag with the fresh asparagus. Perfect texture and absolutely delicious.

Jul 24, 2003

I used a white zinfandel and found this to be wonderful - the way I'll always cook asparagus from now on. Just enough flavor to make it interesting, yet not overpowering so it's still great with spicy main dishes.

Feb 23, 2007

I was pretty excited to try this, but found it to be kindof blah. I think plain steamed asparagus with salt and pepper is much better. It was very easy, though 3 minutes leaves the asparagus practically raw.

Feb 15, 2004

This was wonderful! I did it with a reisling, because it's my favorite... but regardless, I don't know if I'll go back to aspar. any other way! :-)


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  • Calories
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

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

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