Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

Sauteed Aaparagus

5 from 11 reviews

You are going to love this tasty and easy Sauteed Asparagus Recipe.  It will quickly become your go to summer side dish recipe.


  • 1 ¼ lbs asparagus spears trimmed and cut in 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Reduce the heat and add the garlic, cooking for 1 minute while stirring.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.


  • Look for good quality fresh asparagus stalks that have a nice dark green color, look plump and not shriveled, and have clean, crisp (not soft or slimy) tips. 
  • Trim the tough ends off the bottom of the asparagus. I usually trim about 1 1/2 inches off the bottom of each stalk.
  • Use freshly grated Parmesan Cheese for the best flavor.
  • Other seasonings and fresh herbs to work with include red pepper flakes, basil, parsley, dill, chives, garlic powder, onion powder, and balsamic vinegar.  
  • For a change of pace, try pine nuts, chopped almonds, lemon zest, or feta cheese. 
  • Plan on serving this dish fairly promptly, as it is best served warm while it is just a teeny bit crisp. If desired, serve with a fresh lemon wedge for a spritz of fresh lemon juice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave at reduced power.

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