32 Fresh and Flavorful Asparagus Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Photo: Jennifer Causey

There are plenty of reasons to love asparagus. These elegant green stalks are a favorite of weeknight tables and holiday spreads alike. Their versatility when it comes to taking on the flavor of a dish is unmatched, making them a vegetable that is easy to throw into almost any recipe. Whether you need a quick 10-minute asparagus side dish to accompany a weeknight dinner or you're in search of a beautiful asparagus quiche for your Easter spread, these asparagus recipes will go above and beyond. Showcase fresh asparagus with simple asparagus recipes like salads, appetizers, pasta dishes, and even kebabs. Don't feel like standing over the stove or turning on the oven? Try grilling the asparagus in these recipes to add some extra char and lots of flavor. Use our collection of asparagus recipes for new family favorites to add to your table this spring and summer. These healthy asparagus recipes are the easiest way to add some green to your plate.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Southern Living

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus

This asparagus recipe will become a go-to side dish because it calls for just six ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes, so you can use it any time you need a fast and easy asparagus side. For a bit of crunch, top the roasted asparagus with slivers of toasted almonds.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

These bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles make serving a crowd easy, and they look so pretty on a platter. If you can't find bacon or have it somewhere else on your menu, prosciutto will work as an equally savory alternative.

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Easy Grilled Asparagus

Easy Grilled Asparagus
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe: Easy Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus is a no-brainer side dish to make while you've got the grill going. You can roast and toss with salt and pepper, or step it up a bit with a tasty vinaigrette as we did in this asparagus recipe. Medium-sized or jumbo asparagus will hold up best on the grill.

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Asparagus Soup

asparagus soup
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Asparagus Soup

Humble asparagus soup may not get much love over other spring soups, but it deserves a spot on any springtime table. This asparagus soup is made creamy and looks a bit more elevated, thanks to the addition of whipping cream, but it couldn't be easier to make.

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Asparagus Gratin

Asparagus Gratin
Photography and Styling: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Asparagus Gratin


All the flavors you love in a gratin come to life in this easy asparagus recipe, which requires only five minutes of hands-on time.

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Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata
Photography and Styling: Karen Rankin

Recipe: Asparagus Frittata

Mascarpone cheese makes this asparagus frittata extra light and fluffy, while still perfectly creamy. This is a good base recipe to use no matter what vegetables you have on hand. But try it first with asparagus, then get creative.

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Spring Shrimp-and-Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing

Spring Shrimp-and-Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Spring Shrimp-and-Orzo Salad with Lemon Dressing

This simple asparagus salad is delicious chilled or at room temperature for an easy lunch or dinner recipe. It's also fancy enough to serve at a shower or afternoon gathering of friends.

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Asparagus-and-Goat Cheese Quiche

Asparagus-and-Goat Cheese Quiche
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Asparagus-and-Goat Cheese Quiche

Prep this pretty asparagus quiche up to two days in advance before your weekend brunch crowd arrives.

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Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Deviled Egg Salad and Asparagus Tartines

This fresh take on finger sandwiches will wow at any spring luncheon or shower. You can make all the elements a day ahead, but don't assemble until just before serving so the toast stays crisp.

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Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables

Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables

We love any dinner that can easily come together in one skillet, and this one with chicken and asparagus showcases spring's fresh bounty.

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Company Quiche

Asparagus Quiche
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Company Quiche

A gorgeous braided crust will impress guests, but the rich filling makes this asparagus quiche most memorable.

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: 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? You can make these up to two days in advance, and warm them gently in a cooling oven or by sitting them at room temperature an hour before serving.

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Ham and Noodle Casserole

Ham and Noodle Casserole
Jen Causey

Recipe: Ham and Noodle Casserole

This is the ideal make-ahead casserole to have in your freezer for crazy weeknights. With convenience items like egg noodles, sour-cream-and-onion cream cheese, and frozen asparagus, this asparagus casserole is also a good option for guests, new neighbors, or friends who need a bit of extra TLC.

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Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

For a twist on the classic pie crust quiche, this one is made with shredded potatoes and bacon. That makes it a great way to spruce up a typical brunch.

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Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Herb Breadcrumbs

Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Herb Breadcrumbs
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Herb Breadcrumbs

A little bit of effort pays off in a stunning way: Simmer heavy cream and add in Parmesan cheese to make a sauce that pairs beautifully with roasted asparagus.

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Sesame-Soy Asparagus

Sesame-Soy Asparagus
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Sesame-Soy Asparagus

Soy sauce and mirin are all you'll need for the subtle-sweet sauce in this asparagus side dish. Top with sesame seeds once finished.

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Pork Chops with Spring Onions, Farro, and Asparagus

Pork Chops with Spring Onions, Farro, and Asparagus
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Pork Chops with Spring Onions, Farro, and Asparagus

We added farro to make this meal a little more hearty. If you can't find farro, brown rice will work beautifully. Both add subtle nuttiness to the plate, which complements the spring vegetables beautifully.

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Asparagus with Eggs and Prosciutto

Asparagus with Eggs and Prosciutto
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Asparagus with Eggs and Prosciutto

Brunch is served—all on one sheet pan. This asparagus dish would make a beautiful addition to Easter brunch spreads or holiday breakfast buffets. It's filling enough to be served on its own, but it would make a great side for waffles or a potato casserole.

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Slow-Cooker Lemon-Asparagus Risotto

Slow-Cooker Lemon-Asparagus Risotto
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Lemon-Asparagus Risotto

While risotto may be notoriously time-consuming, this one just requires 10 minutes of active time and the slow cooker takes care of the rest.

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Spring Mix Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese

Spring Mix Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Spring Mix Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese

You don't have to cook asparagus to enjoy its vegetal flavors. You can thinly shave the stalks before adding to a wonderful spring time salad like this one, and the delicate ribbons provide a nice crunch.

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Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges

Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges

Sweet honey-soy glaze gets a splash of citrus from the oranges, a flavor combination that pairs well with asparagus. The best part is that this meal only takes 25 minutes, and it's all ready at once.

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Fettuccine-and-Asparagus al Burro

Fettuccine-and-Asparagus al Burro
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: 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.

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Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles

Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles
Ralph Lee Anderson

Recipe: Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles

Your guests will be impressed with how you used a fresh chive to tie Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles. This recipe makes a wonderful appetizer, but it can also stand alone as a light main finger food at showers or parties.

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Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables

Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables
Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Snapper Baked in Parchment with Spring Vegetables

What makes parchment recipes the best? No cleanup! While we call for a variety of vegetables in this recipe, you can really use whatever you have on hand. Everything steams well together, and if anything is too big to cook evenly, just cut it into smaller spears or slices.

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Pasta Shells with Spring Vegetables

Pasta Shells with Spring Vegetables
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Pasta Shells with Spring Vegetables

Creamy ricotta cheese and fresh mint make for a bright, satisfying pasta dish. The beautiful contrast of colors makes this inviting for an afternoon lunch, but it's worthy of a dinner party, too.

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Baked Chicken Roulade

Baked Chicken Roulade
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Baked Chicken Roulade

Switch up your weekly chicken breast routine with a fancy stuffed version. This one is made with asparagus and wilted spinach.

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Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Creamy risotto makes a comforting dinner, but green veggies keep it light.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata

Spring Vegetable Frittata
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Spring Vegetable Frittata

You can serve this pretty frittata family-style and let guests slice their own pieces.

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Asparagus Ribbon Crostini

Asparagus Ribbon Crostini
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Asparagus Ribbon Crostini

Impress guests at your barbecue or bridal shower with these crostini. The asparagus ribbons add crunch and moisture to each bite, but don't assemble the crostini until just before serving so the toast slices stay crisp for the perfect textural contrast.

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Christina Daley

Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup

This asparagus soup is great as an appetizer, but it could be served as a main dish with a beautiful side salad or toast. Potatoes add enough body that you won't be left wanting after an hour.

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Pesto Primavera Ravioli with Ham

Pesto Primavera Ravioli with Ham
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

Recipe: Pesto Primavera Ravioli with Ham

Here's proof some of spring's best produce can still provide all the comfort and satisfaction of winter's rich meals. Quick-cooking refrigerated ravioli come together with a simple sauce and tender vegetables for a dinner your family will ask for time and time again.

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Bacon-Wrapped Sausage-and-Asparagus Bundles

Bacon-Wrapped Sausage-and-Asparagus Bundles
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Sausage-and-Asparagus Bundles

Can't decide if you want burgers or grilled vegetable kebabs at your next barbecue? Flip the script and get a bit of everything, all in one bite. These bundles feature asparagus and pepper slices for crunch. The sausages are plenty juicy with a just-right hint of smoke through all the ingredients. Don't skip the mustard dipping sauce. It brights up the whole thing.

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