41 Quick and Easy Asparagus Recipes
There are plenty of reasons to love asparagus. These elegant veggies are a favorite of weeknight tables and holiday spreads alike. Whether you need a quick 10-minute asparagus side dish to accompany a weeknight dinner or you’re in search of a beautiful quiche for your Easter spread, these asparagus recipes will go above and beyond. Showcase fresh asparagus with healthy and simple recipes like salads, appetizers, pasta dishes, and even kebabs. Use our quick and easy asparagus recipes for new family favorites. These healthy asparagus recipes are the easiest way to add some green to your plate.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus
Fettuccine Alfredo probably isn’t the first dish you think of for a springtime supper or healthy eating. But this version, made with fresh, seasonal asparagus, is much lighter than the classic and just as delicious. With a bit of lemon to give it a citrus kick, it’s perfect for the warmer weather.
Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Feta Quiche
This elegant breakfast classic is full of fresh spring ingredients. Garnish with flat leaf parsley for a winning presentation.
Asparagus with Red Pepper Chowchow
Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Recipe: Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Bucatini is long, thin pasta that's hollow in the center, like little garden hoses. Spaghetti and linguine are good substitutes.
Fettuccine-and-Asparagus al Burro
Al burro means "buttered." This simple sauce is a more authentic version of today's popular Alfredo, which calls for whipping cream. Buy a high-quality cheese—it makes a difference.
Recipe: Asparagus Pickles
If you wait longer than the 24-hour minimum chill time before serving, the flavor will continue to improve.
Prosciutto-Asparagus Tea Sandwiches
Thinly sliced salty prosciutto and ribbons of blanched asparagus make for a gorgeous presentation.
Recipe: Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles
Show your guests how to tie Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles with a fresh chive.
Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
Recipe: Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
Asparagus, Orange, and Lentil Salad
Pink lentils add pretty color and texture to this salad. Cook them al dente (like pasta) so they remain firm when tossed with the dressing. To accentuate the textures in this salad, layer oranges and fennel on a platter, then top with asparagus and lentils.
Tired of steamed asparagus? Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and lemon in this pesto make the veggie into a tasty coating for pasta or crostini.
Recipe: Asparagus Pesto
Asparagus with Curry Dip
Recipe: Asparagus with Curry Dip
Give a classic side dish an extra kick with spices like curry, horseradish, and hot sauce.
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Top oven-roasted asparagus with slivers of toasted almonds for a quick and easy side dish.
Roasted Asparagus Salad
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus Salad
Serve a plate full of goodness with the veggies in Roasted Asparagus Salad: Bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and bell pepper. Save time by tossing it with bottled vinaigrette.
Fresh Tomato-and-Asparagus Gnocchi
When going meatless, choose a hearty pasta like gnocchi so you won't miss the meat.
Made with fresh thin asparagus and Gouda and Parmesan cheeses, this is the perfect meal for brunch or dinner. Serve with fruit for brunch or with a simple salad for dinner.
Recipe: Asparagus Frittata
Asparagus-Blue Cheese Canapés
Asparagus-and-Goat Cheese Quiche
Recipe: Asparagus-and-Goat Cheese Quiche
Prep this pretty quiche up to two days in advance before your weekend brunch crowd arrives.
Grilled Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
This 20-minute side dish will pair well with any main. Savory mushrooms and salty bacon complement fresh asparagus beautifully.
Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad
This colorful spring salad is an easy no-cook option that’s presentable enough for a holiday spread.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
Recipe: Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
This fresh recipe is a beautiful way to celebrate the start of grilling season.
Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
This fresh take on finger sandwiches will wow at any spring luncheon or shower.
Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables
We love any dinner that can easily come together in one skillet, and this one showcases spring’s fresh bounty.
Recipe: Company Quiche
A gorgeous braided crust will impress guests, but the rich filling makes this quiche most memorable.
Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
These bacon-wrapped bundles make serving a crowd easy, and they look so pretty on a platter.
Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables
What makes parchment recipes the best? No cleanup!
Warm Asparagus, Radish, and New Potato Salad with Herb Dressing
Try this springy twist on potato salad for your next family gathering. The tangy dressing is to die for, and it can be made up to a week in advance.
Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
Recipe: Tarragon Asparagus with Eggs
This 15-minute side dish looks and tastes like you spent a lot more time on it.
Pasta Shells with Spring Vegetables
Creamy ricotta cheese and fresh mint make for a bright, satisfying pasta dish.
Spring Shrimp-and-Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing
This simple salad is delicious chilled or at room temperature for an easy lunch or dinner recipe.
Baked Chicken Roulade
Recipe: Baked Chicken Roulade
Switch up your weekly chicken breast routine with a fancy stuffed version.
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
With mini quiches, you don’t have to worry if every guest received the same size slice of the pie. Plus, don’t they look so cute?
Ham and Noodle Casserole
Recipe: Ham and Noodle Casserole
This is the ideal make-ahead casserole to have in your freezer for crazy weeknights.
Green Machine Salad
Recipe: Green Machine Salad
Apples, asparagus, cabbage, and green onions are tossed with a simple vinaigrette for this light salad that’s perfect for spring parties.
Spring Salmon and Vegetable Salad
This healthy salad recipe is presentable enough for a ladies’ luncheon but easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
For Dinner-for-Two: Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables
Creamy risotto makes a comforting dinner but green veggies keep it light.
Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche
Recipe: Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche
This fluffy quiche, which is enclosed in a crust made of shredded potatoes and bacon, is a brunch dream come true.
Recipe: Asparagus Mimosa
You only need a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes for this pretty spring side.
Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Asparagus
Grilled chicken and sautéed veggies are delicious served over toasted French bread that can sop up all the yummy pan sauce.
Spring Vegetable Frittata
Recipe: Spring Vegetable Frittata
You can serve this pretty frittata family-style and let guests slice their own pieces.