Asparagus Recipes to Brighten Your Meals
Naturally low in calories and carbohydrates, asparagus makes a healthy addition to many recipes. Enjoy a taste of spring with our recipes for asparagus toast, risotto, salads, quiche and more.
Asparagus Ricotta Toasts with Crispy Prosciutto
When you want an easy supper or an inventive lunch or brunch dish, these simple toasts are ready in 15 minutes.
Risotto with Asparagus and Shiitakes
Brothy rice with mushrooms, tender asparagus, chives and Parmesan make this risotto truly luxurious. The only things that might make this meal better? A glass of white wine and a chunk of crusty bread to sop up leftover sauce.
Asparagus, Morel and Walleye Soup with Rye Croutons
This recipe (with its addictive miso-butter croutons) is adapted from one served at Larder, a Jewish deli in Cleveland.
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Bagel Strata with Asparagus and Ham
Weekend guests? Create a bagel bar for Saturday's breakfast, then grab a couple of bagels to make this strata for Sunday morning.
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Roasted Asparagus and Gnocchi
Keep it simple. Roast your entire dinner in one pan, then clear a little space in the corner of the pan to mix up a simple dressing. Bonus—one less dish to wash!
Spicy Asparagus Relish
Pickling is no mystery, especially if you leave out the canning part. Serve this kicky condiment on a relish tray or charcuterie board, or spoon it over grilled Italian sausages.
Grilled Asparagus with Minty Lemon and Walnut Crumbs
Dress up grilled asparagus with this crispy crumb mixture, sort of a savory streusel made with panko, walnuts, lemon zest and mint. The combo is especially good alongside pork or chicken.
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This iconic three-ingredient Spanish appetizer is an addictive finger food that's just salty and porky enough to go great with drinks.
Shaved Asparagus Salad
Uncooked asparagus might sound strange, but this is essentially an elegant take on slaw—slicing a firm vegetable like cabbage or carrot thinly to break down its cell walls and allow a tangy dressing to soak in.
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Creamy Potato and Asparagus Soup
Sauteed asparagus and honey-drizzled bacon top a velvety asparagus soup.
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This hearty quiche recipe makes a great addition to any breakfast or brunch.
This simple recipe is sure to become a spring standard on your table. Don't be tempted to skip the lemon juice; the acidity brightens the flavors of the whole dish.
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Chicken and Asparagus Risotto
Don't be afraid to try this Italian classic at home! Our hearty version is made with convenient rotisserie chicken and loaded with asparagus, herbs and lemony flavor.
Nebraska chef Kevin Shinn says you can use the same batter recipe with other vegetables, such as sweet peas.
Tender-Crisp Spring Braise
Chicken, potatoes and veggies cook together for a nutritious dinner that's missing only one ingredient—a bottle of white wine.
Serve this Asian-seasoned chilled asparagus with grilled meat, chicken, or fish. With just four ingredients, it takes only minutes to prepare.
English Muffin and Asparagus Bake
This cross between a frittata and a strata makes a great meatless breakfast or brunch dish. Asparagus, sugar snap pea pods, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and fresh basil pack in lots of veggie and herb flavor.
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Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper
Prepare this easy weeknight dinner in just 20 minutes with skillet-cooked chicken and microwaved asparagus and summer squash.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Vegetables
Ready in just 15 minutes, this easy dinner calls for sautéed vegetables—Brussels sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus—along with a simple homemade cheese sauce.
Bake a hearty breakfast or brunch casserole with cubed ham, fresh or frozen asparagus, rice and Swiss cheese. A sprinkle of panko mixed with melted butter gives the dish a crispy topping.
Leeks, oven-roasted asparagus and lemon peel add flavor and pretty spring color to creamy risotto.
Asparagus, bacon and roasted red sweet peppers update a classic breakfast casserole mix of eggs, bread and cheese.
Mushroom, Asparagus and Tofu Quiches
Tofu and soy cheese boost the protein of this golden vegetable and egg dish. Use fresh assorted mushrooms, including morels.
Morel and Asparagus Crispy Pizza
Morels, Gruyere cheese, asparagus and fresh thyme top a homemade pizza crust.
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