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Here are all the best asparagus recipes for cooking this tender green vegetable! Try it roasted, in pasta, on salads, and more.

Asparagus recipes

Are you an asparagus fan? This tasty spring ingredient is both perfect as a simple side dish, or as the star of the show in a main. Add it to pasta with lemon and Parmesan and you’ve got a tasty dinner. Throw it into a quiche or on a tart, or alongside scrambled eggs for brunch. It’s even fantastic raw shaved into ribbons! Here are the top asparagus recipes from this website, as well as some from a few of our favorite recipe authors from around the web.

And now: our top asparagus recipes!

Fun facts about asparagus!

Want to know more about this super veggie? Here are some fun facts that will make you want to make all the asparagus recipes!

  • It’s a great source of fiber: 1 cup of cooked asparagus has 4 grams of fiber. (Source)
  • It’s also high in protein for a green vegetable: 1 cup also has 4 grams protein. (Source) That’s a similar level to broccoli and potatoes.
  • It can aid in eye and hair health, it has potential anti-aging properties and it’s promoted as an aphrodisiac! Who knew. (Source)
  • Why does asparagus make your pee smell? It’s caused by sulfurous compounds in the vegetable. (Source) If you’ve never smelled it, well: it’s actually genetic.
  • Want simple cooking methods? Here are the best ways to cook asparagus.
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Broiled asparagus

20 Asparagus Recipes for the Season

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This baked asparagus is an easy side dish that’s a hit with everyone! The green stalks are roasted until tender, spritzed with lemon & topped with Parmesan.


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (Zest from half, plus slices from the other half)
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (omit for vegan)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut off the tough bottom ends of the asparagus. Add the asparagus stalks to a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, and add the kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the zest of ½ lemon and mix with your hands. Thinly slice 4 lemon wheels from the lemon, then add them right on the tray. Sprinkle everything with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until tender when pierced by a fork at the thickest part. The timing will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears (ours in the photo were done at 12 minutes). Serve immediately.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy Asparagus Recipes, Asparagus Recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. great set of asparagus dishes, thank you, love the soup and quiche, but so many others look good too, a lot better than my default boiled asparagus!