The Best Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Skillet Asparagus Recipe

This is the best skillet asparagus recipe – buttery, crisp and delicious! This side dish pairs perfectly with all of our summer bar-b-cue and grilling recipes.

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Asparagus is our go-to side dish for all things grilled! We love serving it with these venison steaks, smoked burgers and grilled halibut.

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Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Skillet Asparagus:

Ingredients:

  • 400 g fresh asparagus 
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, optional
Skillet Asparagus Recipe Ingredients
  1. Prepare the ingredients.  Rinse the asparagus in cold water.
Skillet Asparagus Recipe Process

2. Break off the woody ends by bending the stalk and snapping them off.

Skillet Asparagus Recipe Process

3. Add butter and garlic to a skillet and heat on medium until the butter is melted.

Skillet Asparagus Recipe Process

4. Add the asparagus and toss until completely coated in butter.

5. Saute until the stalks turn a darker shade of green, about 5 minutes.

Tip: do not over cook, you want the asparagus to be firm not floppy!

6. Add salt and pepper and serve!

Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Tips for cooking with cast iron:

  • When cooking with cast iron, be sure to season the surface first.
  • Always use gloves or oven mitts while cooking as the surface of the iron will be hot.
  • Cook the recipe over an open fire using hot coals, not open flames.  A fire that is too hot will burn the outside of your recipe and not cook the inside.
  • Be sure to clean the cast iron with a rough vegetable scrubber, rinse and dry thoroughly before storing.
Skillet Asparagus Recipe

This makes a great side dish for back yard grilling or camping. It’s definitely a summer staple!

Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Tips for camping meal preparation:

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought. 
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
  • Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
Skillet Asparagus Recipe

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Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Skillet Asparagus Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is the best skillet asparagus recipe - buttery, crisp and delicious! This side dish pairs perfectly with all of our summer bar-b-cue and grilling recipes.

Ingredients

  • 400 g fresh asparagus 
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

1. Prepare the ingredients.  Rinse the asparagus in cold water.

2. Break off the woody ends by bending the stalk and snapping them off.

3. Add butter and garlic to a skillet and heat on medium until the butter is melted.

4. Add the asparagus and toss until completely coated in butter.

5. Saute until the stalks turn a darker shade of green, about 5 minutes.

6. Add salt and pepper and serve!

Notes

Tip: do not over cook, you want the asparagus to be firm not floppy!

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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