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cooked asparagus on a plate with lemon wedges
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Sautéed Asparagus

Add a healthy boost of nutrients to dinner with this easy recipe for Sautéed Asparagus. Flavored with lemon and parmesan, this is a tender and quick side dish that pairs well with almost anything.
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: sautéed asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 lb. asparagus (1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Snap the ends off of the asparagus and discard them, then place the asparagus onto a plate. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and use your hands to make sure they're completely coated.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the asparagus in a single layer and place a lid on the skillet. Cook asparagus for 2 minutes, then remove the lid, add the lemon juice, place the lid back on and continue cooking for 1-5 minutes, tossing with kitchen tongs every minute or so or until they can easily be pierced with a fork.
  • Transfer asparagus to a plate and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Make this vegan by using vegan cheese; or, omit the cheese altogether.
*If you really want the asparagus to be lemon-y, sprinkle it with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest after it's done cooking.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg