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Spicy Asparagus Spears

This no-fuss dish gets its zippy taste from Cajun seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Even those who don't like asparagus will enjoy these buttery spears.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1-3/4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed


  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the onion powder, seasoned salt, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes. Add asparagus spears, stir gently to coat. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 pound: 26 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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  • angela32
    Oct 29, 2020

    Delicious! Love the addition of the cajun seasoning!

  • annrms
    Mar 26, 2017

    This is an easy and delicious recipe. I made a few modifications. I cut the recipe in half. I cut the thick asparagus on the bias into segments. I used 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon butter. I cooked them just until tender crisp. Definitely a keeper!

  • AshantiTay
    Apr 1, 2013

    Omg this dish is so delish! I never entirely liked asparagus because I guess I had never had it cooked a way for me to enjoy it. I plan on making this within the next few days with chicken breast and rice!

  • katlaydee3
    Feb 3, 2013

    This recipe had nice flavor but unfortunately I overcooked it because I was waiting for my sister who was late. I will make it again and cook for about 5 mins.

  • HA420
    May 18, 2012

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  • galinthewoods
    Oct 17, 2011

    This is definitely a good asparagus recipe. Normally, my family and I don't even imagine enjoying asparagus without a dollop of mayonaise on the side but all of us happily finished our portions before any of us noticed that we had not reached for the mayo jar, even though it was handy. In our house, that is a VERY high compliment for an asparagus recipe.

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    Jan 12, 2010

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    Aug 9, 2006

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