Asparagus is more versatile than you may think and easier to prepare than the restaurant menus may lead you to believe. Jazz up your sides with something both green and delicious with any one of the innovative versions below. From cheese-topped to meat-wrapped, from braised to grilled, there are bunches of beautiful ways to serve up these veggies. Take a peek at just a few of our favorite recipes that just so happen to feature awesome asparagus!
10 Delicious Recipes Featuring Asparagus
Cheesy Garlic Asparagus
With just four ingredients you can save tonight’s dinner by whipping up this delicious, cheese-infused beauty. All you need to grab is some fresh asparagus, mozzarella, olive oil, and garlic! Roast it, melt it, serve it up. It’s really that easy – we promise.
Roasted, with a blend of parmesan and a bit of Panko, this version of asparagus is a personal favorite. It’s really hard to mess up and you can use both fresh or frozen asparagus depending on what you have on hand. Pair it with a filet or lemon pepper chicken.
This veg is topped with more fresh veg and created the most beautiful, springtime side dish. We love the Mediterranean infusion that this plate brings and all the guilt-free indulgence too. Whip up the tomato salsa and you have a wonderful topping for your blanched asparagus.
How delightful does this side dish sound to you? It’s the best accompaniment to your summertime feast and a wonderful dish to serve for your friendly, weekend dinner party with the pals (especially if you want to impress).
Not only is this dish a delectable choice but it’s vegan too! This will fit the bill of any dietary concern at the table (sans nut allergies) and compliment so many entrees as well – from portobello steaks to medium-rare cuts.
These can act as appetizers or a compliment to the main course; it’s truly whatever may strike your fancy. If you’re feeling like you need some comfort food though, this goes well with mac and cheese (we promise!).
It just wouldn’t be a list of food without a recipe that includes bacon in some way, shape, or form. And asparagus is killer when it’s been wrapped in a great slice of pork – from prosciutto to bacon. This recipe also works as a potluck choice, brunch option, side dish, or appetizer!
Who knew asparagus paired well with so many different cheeses? Well, now you do! Of course, the bit of bacon and garlic that’s included in this recipe creates an entirely new level of deliciousness. It’s hard to go wrong with a topping trio like that.
Liven your usual asparagus with this crispy version! Create your own flavorful dip to go on the side or use some feta, dill greek yogurt dressing as the recipe suggests – either way, you cannot go wrong. Even a homemade ranch would be a nice pairing with this fun appetizer idea. Although, you could whip up some of these instead of French fries on burger nights.
This recipe is good enough to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Cheesy, melt-in-your mouth, totally-comforting with every bite, pair this with a slice of ham, turkey, or even as a knock-em dead dish to bring to your family brunch on Sunday.