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Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a hint of Parmesan cheese, what’s not to love? —Tara Ernspiker, Falling Waters, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. water to a boil. Add asparagus and garlic; cook, covered, until asparagus is crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes; drain. Toss asparagus with butter and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 71 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Carmen
    Feb 1, 2021

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 19, 2020

    We loved this tasty asparagus. I followed the recipe but halved it for the two of us. The garlic and Parmesan give this dish a delightful flavor and not overpowering. We will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • Baljeet
    Apr 8, 2020

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  • normairene
    Jan 16, 2020

    We make this recipe but over the years have adjusted it it make it a main dish by cutting the asparagus into 1 inch diagonal lenghts before cooking, then adding 8 oz cooked mostoccoli and 1 lb boiled spiced shrimp. A family favorite that just sort of evolved. My husband even adds red pepper flakes!

  • xxcskier
    Apr 30, 2019

    We family loves this dish although I did not boil the asparagus but instead roasted them. Sometimes I wrap them in prosciutto. Either way this is easy and delicious!

  • cindiak
    Mar 7, 2019

    Super easy and delicious. I also add a bit of fresh lemon juice with the cheese and butter.

  • nshar
    Apr 12, 2018

    This is really good; made it for Easter Sunday with Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes and carrots. Delicious !

  • mrs._white
    Apr 9, 2014

    Love this dish! So tasty and simple!

  • sydonia
    Apr 11, 2011

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  • danthecook
    Feb 13, 2011

    Excellent side dish for chicken marsala. I made it without changing anything & it was a hit.