77 Delicious Ways to Serve Asparagus

77 Delicious Ways to Serve Asparagus

Asparagus, a perennial spring vegetable, is delicious in main dishes, side dishes and salads. Learn how to cook asparagus on the grill, how to roast asparagus, and how to shave asparagus for a salad. Choose from these 77 asparagus recipes to find your family's new favorite dishes!

77 Delicious ways to serve asparagus

When we lived in Michigan, I measured "spring" by the appearance of wild asparagus fronds along the fencelines bordering our country roads.

Birds sitting on the wire fences in previous summers had dropped seeds that grew in our fertile black soil.

Each year I wished that I could have found those tasty asparagus spears at the right time so I could have harvested them and enjoyed a delicious meal, but of course by the time they were large enough for me to see as I walked or drove down the road, they were already too mature. 

On the other hand, asparagus is readily available in the produce aisle in springtime, and if you have the space for it, an asparagus patch in your backyard will yield tender-crisp spears for years to come. 

We've moved many times (one of the disadvantages of military life) and have left a couple of asparagus patches behind.

According to both the calendar and the weather, spring is just about here in Oklahoma and I'm ready for crispy, delicious asparagus. 

If you're like me and can't get enough of it, here are 77 delicious recipes you can use all through asparagus season to make the most of its fresh taste and health benefits.

Why asparagus is good for you

Besides being delicious, asparagus is very low in calories (one spear contains about 3 calories) and contains anti-oxidants, folic acid, vitamins A, B, C, E and K. 

Asparagus is an excellent source of copper and iron, plus it contains smaller amounts of additional essential minerals and electrolytes. It's also a good source of dietary fiber.

The potassium in asparagus is good for your heart, bones, kidneys and even your nerves. 

According to Eating Well, asparagus may also help fight cancer, lower blood pressure, and improve cognitive function. [Source]

A delicious way to eat your way through spring

Asparagus is harvested for just a few weeks in the spring. Our modern world of transportation has made it possible to extend the asparagus season in the grocery store.

Choose asparagus spears that are bright green with tightly closed tips, and that are the same relative thickness so they'll cook in the same amount of time. Avoid buying spears that have tough, woody, white ends.

Many of these recipes included here are vegetarian, low carb, and/or gluten free. Asparagus might just be the perfect food.

I've divided these recipes roughly into categories, but many of them fit into more than one. You might need to go visit every one of these links to discover your favorite way to enjoy asparagus!

Asparagus Soup Recipes

Black truffle asparagus soup from Dude That Cookz, used with permission.
Black Truffle Asparagus Soup from Dude That Cookz
Used with permission

Cream of Asparagus Soup from Oak Hill Homestead

Black Truffle Asparagus Soup from Dude That Cookz

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup (Gluten Free) from Rhian's Recipes

Asparagus Appetizers

Baked asparagus fries from The Thrifty Couple; used with permission.
Baked Asparagus Fries from The Thrifty Couple
Used with permission

The Best Gluten-Free Baked Asparagus Fries (Made from GF Bagels) by The Thrifty Couple

Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares, an easy asparagus appetizer from Confessions of An Over-Worked Mom

Crispy Asparagus Fries from Dancing Through the Rain

Sauteed Asparagus

Pan-seared asparagus with soy sauce and garlic from Crayons and Cravings; used with permission
by Crayons and Cravings. Used with permission.

Pan-Seared Asparagus with Soy Sauce and Garlic by Crayons and Cravings

Asparagus with Dijon Mustard from Cook Eat World

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan from The Rising Spoon

Sausage, Asparagus and Quinoa from Everyday Savvy

Sauteed Asparagus with Bacon and Onions from Beyer Beware

Sauteed Asparagus and Mushrooms with Poached Eggs from HWC Magazine

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Stir-fried Asparagus Dishes

Stir Fried Sesame Asparagus from Herbivore Cucina

Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus by Nut Free Wok

Pan-Fried Asparagus from Rocky Hedge Farm

Roasted Asparagus Dishes

Super simple and super delicious roasted asparagus from Beyond the Chicken Coop; used with permission
from Beyond the Chicken Coop. Used with permission.

Roasted Asparagus and Carrots from Through the Fibro Fog

Super Simple and Super Delicious Roasted Asparagus from Beyond the Chicken Coop

Easy Roasted Asparagus Lemon recipe made in the oven by Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

Roasted Asparagus with Walnut Crema and Pecorino from Foodal

Roasted Garlic Lemon Asparagus from The Holy Mess

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus from Moneywise Moms

Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus from Wallflower Kitchen

Almond-Crusted Asparagus with Soy Yogurt Dip from Skinny Fitalicious

Baked Asparagus from the kitchen of Know Your Produce

Easy Flounder and Asparagus Packets by Mashup Mom

Quiche, Frittatas, Tarts and more

Spinach and asparagus frittata from Happy Foods Tube; used with permission.
Spinach and Asparagus Frittata from Happy Foods Tube. 
Used with permission.

Spinach and Asparagus Frittata from Happy Foods Tube

Crustless Asparagus Quiche (Gluten Free) from Low Carb Yum

Asparagus, Bacon and Gruyere Tart from Older Mommy Still Yummy

Puff Pastry Pancetta Asparagus Quiche from An Italian in My Kitchen

Asparagus Quiche with Goat Cheese and Chives from Savory Simple

Italian Veggie Ricotta Frittata from Mash Up Mom 

Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart from Dancing Through the Rain

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pasty Bites from Culinary Ginger

Cheddar Bacon Asparagus Chicken Rolls from Beauty and the Foodie

Spring Starter Flans with Wild Asparagus from Your Guardian Chef

Asparagus with Pasta Dishes

Lemon asparagus pasta with grilled chicken from Dinner at the Zoo; used with permission.
from Dinner at the Zoo. Used with permission.

Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Grilled Chicken from Dinner at the Zoo

Chicken Asparagus Pasta from Courtney's Sweets

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Asparagus from The Kitchen is My Playground

Creamy Mushroom and Roasted Asparagus Pappardelle Pasta with Panko and Preserved Lemon Crunch from Feast in Thyme

Penne with Sausage and Asparagus Cream Sauce from An Italian in My Kitchen

Asparagus and Pancetta Baked Pasta from The Cook Report

Lemon Pasta with Grilled Asparagus and Chevre from Beyond Mere Sustenance

Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Bacon from Uncommon Designs

Creamy Pesto Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Asparagus by the Rising Spoon

Greek Yogurt Lemon Linguine with Asparagus and Mushrooms from Mashup Mom

Lemon Shrimp Asparagus Noodles (low carb) from My Life Cookbook

Chicken and Asparagus Spaghetti Bake from Julia's Simply Southern

Bacon Asparagus and Parmesan Pasta with a how-to video from Thrifty NW Mom

Asparagus and Chicken Dishes

Lemon butter chicken with asparagus from the Weary Chef; used with permission.
Used with permission.

Lemon Butter Chicken with Asparagus from The Weary Chef

Pesto Turkey and Asparagus from the Mummy Toolbox

Chicken and Asparagus Salad from Simply Stacie

Baked Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms from Mashup Mom

Spring Salad with Chicken and Lemon Dressing from Style and Grace

Garlic Asparagus with Chicken and Noodles from The Mummy Toolbox

Stuffed Chicken with Asparagus and Bacon from Joy Filled Eats

Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken from The Weary Chef

Asparagus with Bacon or Prosciutto Dishes

Bacon-wrapped asparagus from Dinner at the Zoo; used with permission.
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus from Dinner at the Zoo.
Used with permission.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus from Dinner at the Zoo

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Cream Cheese from Low Carb Yum

Bacon Asparagus Tarts Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Appetizer from Melanie Cooks

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears from Ann's Entitled Life

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus from Dinner at the Zoo

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe in the Oven from Wholesome Yum

Asparagus Salads, Casseroles and dishes that didn't quite fit anywhere else

Shaved purple asparagus and Asian vegetable soba noodles from Strength and Sunshine; used with permission.
from Strength and Sunshine. Used with permission.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with fresh asparagus, creamy avocado, toasted pine nuts and more, from Boulder Locavore

Shaved Purple Asparagus and Asian Vegetable Soba Noodles from Strength and Sunshine

Purple Cabbage and Shaved Asparagus Slaw with Cumin-Sesame Dressing from Foodal

Asparagus Casserole by Homemade Interest

Asparagus Casserole with Jarlsburg Cheese and Creme Fraiche from Hearth and Vine

Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole from The Weary Chef

Easy Cheesy Asparagus Recipe from Wholesome Yum (low carb, gluten free)

Creamy Lemon Casarecce with Asparagus and Toasted Almonds from Pass Me Some Tasty

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus from My Life Cookbook (low carb)

Skillet Mushroom Asparagus from My Home-Based Life

Grilled Asparagus in Foil by Fresh Off the Grill

How to Make Easy Pickled Asparagus from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

77 different ways to serve asparagus this spring!

What's your favorite way to enjoy asparagus?

Originally published in 4/2018,
Updated and broken links replaced on 2/21/2022


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