30 Amazing Ways to Cook Asparagus This Spring

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Asparagus Is Amazing and These Recipes Prove ItCaitlin Bensel

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The results of this year’s Groundhog Day is clear: spring is right around the corner! And that means our favorite spring vegetables will start to make their debut. Along with carrots, radishes, and peas, your local farmers' market or grocery store is sure to be stocked with lots of asparagus, too! "Asparagus has a special place in my heart," Ree Drummond says, and it’s easy to see why. The tender, green veggie is incredibly versatile—whether you roast it, grill it, or even air fry it! So, we’ve rounded up the best asparagus recipes to make this spring!

Here, you'll find tons of ways to cook asparagus—and the best part is that these asparagus recipes are all easy to cook! After all, we abide by Ree's rules when it comes to making asparagus: "The most important thing about cooking asparagus is not to overthink it! Keep it simple." Not only can you serve asparagus as a easy vegetable side dish for your weeknight dinner or Easter menu, but there are also plenty of ways to make asparagus the star ingredient in spring soups, pasta primavera, and Ree's crowd-pleasing cheesy asparagus tart. No matter which asparagus recipe you choose, this veggie is sure to become a springtime favorite!

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Stir fries are great for busy weeknights because they cook up quickly. And this variation using spring veggies and boneless chicken breast is ready in under an hour! Serve it up with rice to catch all that bright gingery sauce.

Get Ree's Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry recipe.


chicken and asparagus stir fry
Ryan Liebe

Asparagus Pasta

This creamy lemon pasta is studded with crispy bacon and tender asparagus. Plus, there's lots of grated parmesan cheese!

Get the Asparagus Pasta recipe.

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Caitlin Bensel

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

What's the best way to celebrate asparagus? Wrap it in prosciutto, of course! It's elegant, yet easy, and highly addictive.

Get the Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus recipe.

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Caitlin Bensel

Spring Puff Pastry Tart

Flaky puff pastry acts as the base for this beautiful assortment of spring ingredients, including pesto, asparagus, and peas. There's also prosciutto or bacon and creamy cheese to bring it all together.

Get the Spring Puff Pastry Tart recipe.

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Erica Kastner / The Pioneer Woman

Sautéed Asparagus

This elegant side dish comes together in just 15 minutes! Plus, it's packed with flavor thanks to garlic, parmesan, and lemon.

Get the Sautéed Asparagus recipe.


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Will Dickey

Chicken Primavera

Primavera is a light and fresh pasta recipe that literally means "spring!" So it's no wonder it's loaded with fresh spring veggies, like asparagus, carrots, and peas.

Get the Chicken Primavera recipe.

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Will Dickey

Grilled Asparagus

Make sure to choose the right size of asparagus when it comes to grilling—thicker spears are easier to grill, because they're less likely to slip through the grates. And they get those beautiful grill marks!

Get the Grilled Asparagus recipe.

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Caitlin Bensel

Cheesy Asparagus Tart

Refrigerated pie dough makes this savory tart a breeze to whip up! It'll become the base for two types of cheese, leeks, and asparagus.

Get Ree's Cheesy Asparagus Tart recipe.

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Con Poulos

Ravioli Primavera

There are so many time-saving ingredients in this 25-minute meal, like store-bought pesto and packaged ravioli. You can even use leftover ham if you'd like!

Get Ree's Ravioli Primavera recipe.

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Ryan Dausch

Air Fryer Asparagus

Adding breadcrumbs to the air fryer along with this spring veggie helps give it a nice crunch that's so unique. Try it for Easter or weeknight dinner.

Get Ree's Air Fryer Asparagus recipe.


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David Malosh

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This simple spring soup will add a pop of color to your dinner table. If you want your guests to know what they're eating, don't forget to garnish the soup with bite-sized asparagus tips.

Get Ree's Cream of Asparagus Soup recipe.

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Con Poulos

Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Between the homemade pesto and the fresh asparagus, this pasta recipe is bursting with green color—and bright spring flavor!

Get Ree's Shrimp Pesto Pasta recipe.

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Ralph Smith

Lemon Roasted Asparagus

This recipe uses lemons two ways: the zest is used to make a lemon-salt seasoning and the juice is squeezed over the quick-roasted asparagus.

Get Ree's Lemon Roasted Asparagus recipe.

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Con Poulos

Creamy Pasta Primavera

We love pasta primavera any which way, but this creamy version that Ree's mom used to make is so comforting!

Get Ree's Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe.

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Con Poulos

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Even picky eaters will want to eat their veggies when it's wrapped up in crispy bacon! It makes for an adorable side dish at your family brunch.

Get Ree's Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles recipe.


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Ryan Liebe

Roasted Asparagus with Cajun Hollandaise

Ree's blender hollandaise gets a flavorful upgrade with Cajun seasoning! It's a fun twist on a simple side dish.

Get Ree's Roasted Asparagus with Cajun Hollandaise recipe.

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Con Poulos

Mushroom and Asparagus One-Pot Pasta

This 30-minute meal cooks everything together in one pan—even the pasta! That means you don't have to bother with boiling a separate pot of water.

Get the Mushroom and Asparagus One-Pot Pasta recipe.

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Julie Deily / The Pioneer Woman

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

"A huge platter of asparagus is a beautiful, delicious addition to any dinner table," Ree says and we couldn't agree more! They're ready in 10 minutes.

Get Ree's Oven-Roasted Asparagus recipe.

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The Pioneer Woman

Asparagus Casserole

This is spring's answer to green bean casserole! But instead of canned green beans, you can use fresh asparagus instead. It's just as creamy and delicious.

Get the Asparagus Casserole recipe at Little Sunny Kitchen.

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Little Sunny Kitchen

Quick Pickled Asparagus

Once you try pickling asparagus, you'll never look back! The tender-crisp spears are perfect for snacking but you can also try adding them to a cheese board or even sticking them into your Bloody Mary!

Get the Quick Pickled Asparagus recipe at A Farmgirl's Dabbles.


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A Farmgirl's Dabbles

Egg Toast with Roasted Asparagus

Here's an easy way to dress up simple scrambled eggs! Serve them on toast with a topping of roasted asparagus, freshly grated parmesan, and chives. It'll make breakfast feel extra-special.

Get the Egg Toast with Roasted Asparagus recipe at Well Plated by Erin.

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Well Plated by Erin

Honey Butter Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

This one-skillet dish is the ultimate weeknight dinner for spring. The key is to cook the chicken in a sweet and lemony honey-butter mixture.

Get the Honey Butter Lemon Chicken and Asparagus recipe at Table for Two.

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Table for Two

Asparagus and Ham Quiche

Thanks to the combination of asparagus and ham, this quiche would make a beautiful addition to your Easter table. But don't stop there, using store-bought pie crust means you can make it any day of the week!

Get the Asparagus and Ham Quiche recipe at Joyous Apron.

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Joyous Apron

Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

One pan and 30 minutes is all it takes to make this easy family dinner. The flavor is really amped up thanks to the addition of a garlicky mayo-mustard sauce.

Get the Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner recipe at The Modern Proper.

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The Modern Proper

Ginger Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Stir fries are quick so you need to choose veggies that cook up just as quickly—which is why asparagus is perfect! It only takes a few minutes to throw this steak dinner together.

Get the Ginger Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry recipe at The Lemon Bowl.


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The Lemon Bowl

Parmesan Crusted Baked Asparagus

Don't be shy with the cheesy breadcrumb topping on this easy weeknight side dish. It's what makes this asparagus crunchy, flavorful, and hard to resist!

Get the Parmesan Crusted Baked Asparagus recipe at Immaculate Bites.

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Immaculate Bites

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

This skillet dinner combines chicken and asparagus with a delicious lemon garlic cream sauce for a weeknight main and side in one.

Get the Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus recipe at Gimme Delicious.

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Gimme Delicious

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Whether it's Mother's Day, Easter, or just a Sunday afternoon, this frittata is sure to be a hit! The tender asparagus, broccolini, and peas make it perfect for springtime.

Get the Spring Vegetable Frittata recipe at Orchids and Sweet Tea.

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Orchids and Sweet Tea

Pan-Seared Salmon with Orzo and Asparagus

This seared salmon is nestled over a creamy orzo made with white wine, broth, lemon juice, and fresh asparagus. To finish it off, add more parmesan and more lemon juice for a burst of brightness.

Get the Pan-Seared Salmon with Orzo and Asparagus recipe at Butter Be Ready.

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Butter Be Ready

Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto

Don't panic! This risotto is easier than you might think. It's baked in the oven so there's minimal stirring required.

Get the Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto recipe at Cookie and Kate.


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Cookie and Kate

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