How To Prepare Delicious Asparagus In Less Then 10 Minutes

   Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.  It can be tricky to prepare and if you do not cook it long enough it will e tough to eat, cook it too long it will be mush.  I prefer steaming mine which only takes moments to cook.  

 How To Prepare Delicious Asparagus In Less Then 10 Minutes

  asparagus main a   First you clean the asparagus (I use my homemade fruit/vegetable cleaner).  Cut off the ends (about 1/2 inch). Next add 1/4 cup of water in a pan, allow the water to boil then add the asparagus place a lid over the pan and reduce heat to medium cook for 5 to 7 minutes.  To test to see if the asparagus is tender enough use a fork and poke the asparagus.  Then in a bowl with ice water add the asparagus and blanch it for 2 minutes. Finally serve.        Viola! The most tasty asparagus and it only took less than 10 minutes to prepare! I know there are different ways to prepare it. I have seen recipes with asparagus wrapped in bacon, that is next on my list to make! There are several ways to cook it – roast, grill or stir-fry your asparagus. How about you, how do you prepare your asparagus?    asparagus collage Yum




Did you know…. 


Asparagus is loaded with nutrients and is a wonderful source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K? Not only that but it is packed with antioxidants! 




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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I rarely make asparagus because I am the only one in the house that likes it. And I do like it….a lot.

  2. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies! So happy it’s in season and reasonably priced right now!

  3. We love asparagus! My kids love it with a vegan hollandaise saice on top! YUMMY!

  4. We love asparagus – we have a wild patch that we cherish each spring.

  5. I never liked asparagus because I’d only had it from a can. My son and his wife cooked once when they were visiting and made fresh asparagus. YUM! Such a big difference from canned.

  6. How simply and easy to fix. I love that it’s a clean recipe no extra calories or additives.

  7. I love asparagus in all forms, but I typically just steam it in a steamer pan. For Easter, I baked it with a light parmesan cream sauce and it was a huge hit! 🙂

  8. Mmmm asparagus is a favorite here. Thanks for the quick recipe!

  9. My husband and I love eating asparagus. I tend to grill it. I’ll have to try this way next time.

  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I love asparagus, especially this time of year. I like to eat it either steamed or roasted with a balsamic glaze.

  11. I love asparagus and this is making me hungry for it! It’s great in recipes and on its own.

  12. We make asparagus all the time. Sometimes if we have more time to prepare, we do it with bacon on the grill. 🙂

  13. I haven’t ever made asparagus before! I bet my kids and even bird would love it so I should really get to it! Looks great!

  14. My kids love asparagus. We always get it at Aldi for a nice side dish.

  15. My daughter and I LOVE asparagus! SO good!

  16. My family just love asparagus. I like your preparation of it.

  17. We just had asparagus last night but we grilled it. I will have to try it steamed too!

  18. I really like to roast my asparagus. WE usually buy the thinner ones so they come quickly.

  19. We like to sautee or grill the asparagus! It always has such a great flavor and most of the family will eat it those ways too. Including the kids!

  20. I’ve only ever eaten asparagus once in my lifetime and didn’t really care for the way it tasted, though it was probably more due to how it was prepared.

  21. I love asparagus! I will have to try this out!

  22. I like how this takes less than ten minutes! What an easy side for dinner!

  23. I absolutely love asparagus! I didnt know it could be so good until I learned how to properly cook it myself.

  24. I love asparagus a lot, there are some people who even cook it with bacon wrapped around; it’s super good!

  25. I love asparagus and always looking for new fun ways to prepare it. Grilled is our fave.

  26. We made some asparagus the other night with some chicken and potatoes. It was amazing! I need to try this, it looks so easy.

  27. Sounds good! We like asparagus with a little bit of garlic.

  28. I have not made Asparagus at home before. This is a great way to prepare it. I will have to get some so i can try it.

  29. Thanks for this! Asparagus is a vegetable I quite like but I don’t cook it often. I’ll have to pin your directions for later!

  30. YUM! We all love asparagus in my household! You can use it to lose weight too! Love it!

  31. I wish I could get my children to eat asparagus! I love how many vitamins and nutrients it has in it!

  32. I really like asparagus but the rest of the family tend to avoid them. I will be trying out your method the next time I make some. Thanks!

  33. I love asparagus and so does my husband. I will need to try it like this next time I make it.

  34. Yum! Looks great! I love asparagus and my favorite way to prepare it is to grill it.

  35. I’ve never tried blanching them before. I need to try it next time!

  36. Janet W. says:

    We are big fans of Asparagus and we love to grill it and have it as a delicious side dish!

  37. Asparagus is my all time favorite veggie!! I got lucky in that the kids love it as well.

  38. I never make asparagus because no one in the house likes it besides me. I will keep these tips in mind the next tie I make it for myself.

  39. I ‘ve never has Asparagus but always wanted to try it .. but I have to admit it does look like it would be Tough if not cooked properly. I thank you so much for sharing these tips

  40. We steam ours also, there is a delicate balance to doing it right. Sautéed in olive oil with lemon pepper is another favorite.

  41. I just bought asparagus at costco yesterday. I love how easy this is. I think I will make it for lunch today!

  42. We love asparagus and usually sautee or grill it. You shared some great tips!

  43. Can you believe I’ve never cooked this on my own? My husband usually will grill them. Will have to try it!

  44. I have not made Asparagus before. I will have to pick some up to make. I have always wanted to try it.

  45. I love asparagus. I usually roast mine but it takes a while. I have to try this way

  46. I love asparagus and this is one of the ways in which I prepare it.

  47. I don’t think my boys have ever tried asparagus. It seems quick to make so they may have to try it.

  48. I love asparagus so much! I haven’t liked it until recently.

  49. Asparagus is one of my favorite foods and I can’t wait to try out your method for cooking it! 🙂

  50. You totally just helped me figure out part of tomorrow’s dinner with mentioning bacon wrapped asparagus! Thank you! I’m looking forward to it!

  51. I never had asparagus until meeting my husband. Now we have it every few weeks. I love it with butter and lemon. Delicious!

  52. I love asparagus! I usually bake it with balsamic vinegar, butter, and parmesan cheese.

  53. Mmmmmm, I just love a nice side of asparagus!

  54. I love asparagus as well. I love the tip for making it in 10 minutes

  55. Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables. Our whole family (even the kids will eat it) and it’s pretty simple to make, like you said. Steamed is perfect…not too mushy! I would like to try the bacon-wrapped version too. No doubt, it’s amazing!

  56. Thanks for the great quick tips! I love asparagus and you make it look so simple!

  57. WE go to a pick your asparagus farm every Spring! I love it and thanks for the tips!

  58. I love asparagus and we have some on our property that grows wild. It is so good. This year I am going to break off some crown/roots and make a bigger patch. Now I have a great recipe to go along with it 🙂

  59. Dana Rodriguez says:

    My fiance’ bakes it after he wraps it in bacon in a brown sugar glaze and it is so good!

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