We’ve gathered 21 asparagus recipes here to make eating your vegetables a little bit more exciting and delicious! 🥬
If you are not currently a fan of asparagus, you probably haven’t found a way to prepare it that you like.
Some asparagus is too tough to enjoy no matter how it’s cooked, or the stem is woody, while the tips are tender, delicate, and delicious.
Asparagus needs seasoning and salt to bring out its fresh flavor.
And there are so many ways to enjoy it rather than just roasting it with salt and pepper.
Let’s be clear: roasting asparagus still has its time and place.
But sometimes you just need to cook your vegetables a little differently to completely transform your meal.
If you are also working on getting your kids to eat more greens, there are some great recipes that include asparagus but taste so good they won’t even mind the vegetables mixed in!
Go ahead and try your hand at making Creamy Asparagus Soup or Asparagus Tacos.
Want to keep things a little more simple?
Try Bacon 🥓 Wrapped Asparagus, Spicy Pickled Asparagus, or even an Asparagus Caprese Salad.
Whether you are preparing your asparagus as a side dish or want to mix it into your main meal, there are so many great-tasting ways to include it with your meals, any time of day!
Take a look through these recipes and go ahead and try out the recipes that call out to you!
This is an incredibly easy way to make anyone an asparagus fan!
Of course, roasted asparagus is a go-to method for preparing the vegetable, but add on some cheese and let it bake for about 20 minutes and you have an appetizer or side that everyone will love!
Since this method is so easy, this is perfect for anyone who is just starting to dip their toe into cooking or who wants a fool-proof recipe to include with dinner.
One of the best things about casseroles is that you can turn nearly anything into a great tasting casserole.
This is great for those nights where you want a simple yet tasty meal that can be thrown together easily and quickly using common kitchen ingredients.
If you have been to Longhorn Steakhouse, chances are you have tried and fallen in love with their parmesan crusted asparagus.
Now, you can make one of your favorite restaurant asparagus dishes at home!
These crispy and cheesy greens will be a great addition to any dinner, not just steak!
Vegetarians can enjoy this filling dish without feeling like they are sacrificing taste.
Meat-eaters can throw in grilled shrimp or scallops but any way you prepare this recipe, it will taste amazing.
One key to making this dish is to use the freshest ingredients you can find!
Since this is a simple recipe, the freshness of the ingredients will really shine through.
Fans of Japanese foods will love this method of preparing asparagus.
You will want to make a big batch of this so you have leftovers for the coming days!
If you want to make this your main dish, you can add in some chicken, otherwise enjoy it as a nice side dish to your Japanese dinner.
Recipes with asparagus may not come to mind when thinking of party appetizers, but this is a great dish to make to ensure there are no leftovers by the end of the night!
Feel free to use store-bought puff pastry sheets, phyllo dough, or crescent rolls if you are not in the mood to make puff pastry dough from scratch.
The flaky asparagus stuffed pastry will still come out amazing.
There are also quite a few great tasting variations if you want to change it up a bit!
Perfect for both cold weather and warmer seasons, this soup is a light and creamy way to enjoy asparagus in a new form!
This is not like any soup you have had before.
This has a little bit of sweetness mixed into the savory flavors and can be enjoyed as cold or warm soup.
With asparagus, chicken broth, and heavy cream as the main ingredients, you can make this soup quickly and easily to enjoy your vegetables in a new way!
Not only is pickling vegetables an easy practice, but you can enjoy your spicy pickled asparagus in so many ways.
Add it into a Bloody Mary cocktail, a charcuterie board, or as a side to your favorite sandwich.
These asparagus get better over time so you can make a huge batch at one time and enjoy it throughout the year.
As long as you have canned the asparagus properly, you don’t need to fill your fridge with cans- just store them in a cool, dark space until you are ready to enjoy them!
This is one of everyone’s favorite asparagus ideas, and for good reason!
Bacon and asparagus are always a great tasting match.
If you prefer prosciutto, that also works great with asparagus but keep in mind that it cooks faster than bacon so you will need to adjust the time it cooks.
Feel free to use an oven, air fryer, or even a stove top to prepare this recipe!
Go crazy with something close but leveled-up with prosciutto!
Sneak some asparagus into your breakfast quiche with this easy recipe.
If you are new to combining eggs and asparagus this is a great method of enjoying the two ingredients in one great tasting dish.
All you need to do is saute your asparagus with some onions, whisk eggs, milk, and spices together, and bake it all together in the oven!
Ooo, need some ideas for what to serve with this quiche? Yep!
Sushi lovers, this recipe is for you!
This vegetarian recipe is gluten free and does not have any raw fish so it is perfect for anyone who is hesitant on trying sashimi.
It’s super easy to assemble the asparagus and avocado sushi with a sushi mat.
Remember to include your side of pickled ginger for a slightly sweet and sour side to your sushi.
Looking for creative asparagus recipes that can be made in just about half an hour?
This pizza is perfect for you and the whole family!
The asparagus and artichoke balance so well with the creamy white sauce but if you prefer traditional red sauce, that will work great for this pizza too.
There is nothing wrong with using a store bought pizza dough or pizza cheese blend for this in order to save even more time!
This salad is full of fresh vegetables like spinach, radish, cherry tomatoes, peas, and of course, asparagus!
Toss it in a simple but delicious lemon vinaigrette for a light yet flavorful salad to enjoy any time of day, any time of year.
If you want to make this ahead of time, make sure to wait before adding in the tomatoes, feta cheese, and dressing so the vegetables stay crisp and fresh!
If you have yet to try gnocchi and asparagus together, consider this your sign to toss in the fresh vegetable with your fluffy potato dumplings.
This is not a time-consuming meal to make but is full of great flavors and textures and will leave you full and satisfied.
If you are new to gnocchi, go ahead and use high quality store bought gnocchi but this recipe includes instructions on making your own from scratch if that is what you prefer.
A sprinkle of black pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving make this a delicious meal that is quick and easy.
A little bit of asparagus added into your shrimp scampi pasta goes a long way.
The asparagus will take on the lemon garlic and herb flavors from the sauce so every bite will be packed full of flavor.
This recipe will give you a restaurant quality meal in about 30 minutes with little work!
Do tacos come to mind when considering unique asparagus recipes to shake up your weeknight meals?
After the first time you make this recipe, they will be the first thing to pop in your head when thinking of ways to incorporate asparagus into your dinner.
These vegetarian tacos are full of complex flavors from the charred asparagus, creamy adobo sauce, and pickled red onions.
Extra sauce, cheese, and lime wedges are great ways to top these tacos so you will not even notice that you are enjoying a meatless meal!
Ten minutes is all it takes to make a beautiful and colorful salad with all of your favorite Caprese ingredients.
Add some fresh herb gremolata for some extra Caprese flavors.
On top of the cooked asparagus, you get so many fresh and lemony flavors, making this perfect to enjoy during the warmer seasons as an appetizer or side dish.
If quiches aren’t your favorite way to enjoy breakfast, this omelet will do the trick!
This recipe is low carb, gluten free, and vegetarian.
It takes less than 15 minutes to have a hearty and delicious breakfast on your table with some greens mixed in with the eggs and cheese.
This is an amazing choice for those of us watching our carb intake but want to enjoy our vegetables with lots of great tasting flavor.
This is simple and only takes five ingredients and about 30 minutes to prepare.
Nothing beats the mixture of cheese and bacon and once you top your asparagus with it, you will completely forget you are eating vegetables!
Even if you like to enjoy scrambled eggs for breakfast, adding some asparagus and toast makes it a perfect choice for one of your asparagus recipe ideas for when you are craving breakfast for dinner.
Since you are using so few ingredients in this recipe, you can bring out the flavor of each by using high quality and fresh ingredients.
Start with a firm piece of bread that doesn’t turn too hard when toasted, and be sure to use fresh asparagus with the hard ends trimmed.
Freshly grated parmesan cheese, chopped chives, and black pepper are amazing toppings for your egg toast.
This is a balanced and high protein meal you can enjoy any time of day!
This open-faced sandwich is easy to make for meals when you may be tired but guarantees a lot of flavor despite how quick and easy it is to prepare.
This is also a great choice for when you are entertaining guests or want to have something a little different for your next party.
The mixture of lemon ricotta, roasted asparagus, prosciutto, walnuts, and a poached egg will make this more than just another basic sandwich!
The bottom line
Even if you decide to roast them in your traditional method, asparagus is a great vegetable to include as a side dish for your favorite meals.
But there are worlds of options out there on unique and new ways to serve them so you can add a bit more excitement to your meals.
Make them the star of your meal or a great tasting, fresh side dish.
However you decide to serve asparagus, you are bound to find your new favorite asparagus recipe on this list!
- Garlic Roasted Cheesy Sheet Pan Asparagus
- Asparagus Casserole
- Parmesan Crusted Asparagus
- Spring Asparagus Risotto
- Teriyaki Asparagus
- Cheesy Puff Pastry Wrapped Asparagus
- Creamy Asparagus Soup
- Spicy Pickled Asparagus
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Crustless Asparagus Quiche
- Asparagus & Avocado Sushi
- Asparagus Artichoke White Pizza
- Asparagus Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette
- Gnocchi & Asparagus In Cream Sauce
- Shrimp Scampi Pasta
- Charred Asparagus Tacos
- Asparagus Caprese Salad
- Asparagus Omelette
- Cheesy Baked Asparagus With Gruyere, Garlic & Bacon
- Scrambled Egg Toast With Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Asparagus Sandwiches
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