46 Asparagus Recipes That Celebrate Spring

We're straight-up "stalk"ing asparagus this Spring.

cheesy bacon asparagus casserole topped with crushed ritz crackers
PARKER FEIERBACH

When spring rolls around, with it comes TONS of fresh produce back in action after a long winter (sorry sweet potatoes and pomegranates, we’ll see you next year!). One of our favorites? Gotta be asparagus. While somewhat similar in flavor to other green veggies like broccoli or green beans, asparagus’s earthy, slightly bitter taste largely stands alone, making it an awesome side dish for a number of meals. If you’ve started spotting the green stalks at your farmers market or grocery store, pick some up and get inspired by our list of 46 delicious asparagus recipes.

Sprinkled among our more involved recipes here, we’ve included simple methods for how to cook asparagus. Whether you’re grilling, air frying, roasting, or steaming, we’ve got tips for you. Whatever method you go with, make sure you first trim off the woody ends — no one likes expecting a crispy bite and getting something tough and stringy instead. You can either snap them off or peel down to the white part, just don’t forget!

If you’re looking for something to serve to a crowd, we highly recommend wrapping asparagus in some bacon or prosciutto for a great snack or sit down meal appetizer. A little more involved? Get some crescent or puff pastry dough and go to town, like in our ham asparagus bundles or asparagus and chive tart. For more of a main dish, we’ve got lots of pasta and chicken recipes with asparagus as the star or supporting cast. Hint: if you’re into lemon and garlic, you’re going to love them.

For more veggie inspiration, check out our favorite cabbage, spinach, and potato recipes.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Asparagus Soup

You'll want to make this spring soup again and again.

Get the recipe from Delish.

lemon asparagus penne pasta topped with parmesan and red pepper flakes
PARKER FEIERBACH
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Lemony Asparagus Pasta

We shine a spotlight on the spikey star ingredient with a supporting cast of creamy white wine sauce, deeply infused with fragrant lemony notes and a nice salty Parmesan kick. We can't think of a better harmony of flavors to celebrate the beginning of spring!

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cheesy bacon asparagus casserole
Parker Feierbach
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Cheesy Asparagus & Bacon Casserole

This is like the springier cousin of green bean casserole.

Get the Cheesy Asparagus & Bacon Casserole recipe.

cheesy baked asparagus
John Komar
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Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Top it with garlic, a little cream, Parmesan, and mozzarella and bake it until the cheese is bubbly and golden and the asparagus is tender — this side dish will be gone in seconds.

Get the Cheesy Baked Asparagus recipe.

lemon chicken asparagus pasta
Chelsea Lupkin
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Lemon Asparagus Chicken Pasta

This pasta tastes like spring! Don't skimp on the lemon slices, they really brighten the creamy sauce!

Get the Lemon Asparagus Chicken Pasta recipe.

bacon asparagus dippers vertical
Jonathan Boulton
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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus has never been more addicting than this recipe. We know they're nothing really like french fries but honestly, these bacon-wrapped stalks are just as poppable and delicious.

Get the Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe.

salmon and asparagus in a foil pack topped with lemon, dill, and pepper
ETHAN CALABRESE
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Foil Pack Grilled Salmon with Lemony Asparagus

Cooking the packs over high heat will help to sear the fish while generating enough steam to fully cook the salmon and the asparagus. If the fish is flaking and light pink then you'll know your salmon is done.

Get the Foil Pack Grilled Salmon with Lemony Asparagus recipe.

asparagus noodles topped with alfredo sauce and bacon
CHELSEA LUPKIN
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Bacon-Asparagus Alfredo

Forget zoodles. Asparagus noodles are the new low-carb trend you need to know about.

Get the Bacon-Asparagus Alfredo recipe.

panko and parmesan crusted asparagus
CHELSEA LUPKIN
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Parmesan Asparagus Fries

These kick french fries to the curb. Try with almond meal to make these low-carb!

Get the Parmesan Asparagus Fries recipe.

delish roasted asparagus
Ethan Calabrese
10 of 45
Roasted Asparagus

Here's how to roast perfect asparagus every time.

Get the Roasted Asparagus recipe.

one pan balsamic chicken and asparagus vertical
Chelsea Lupkin
11 of 45
One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus

What's not to love? It's healthy, easy, and the balsamic honey mustard sauce is a knockout.

Get the One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus recipe.

ham and asparagus bundles wrapped in crescent dough
CHELSEA LUPKIN
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Ham Asparagus Bundles

Crescent roll dough make these the easiest and cutest spring appetizer.

Get the Ham Asparagus Bundles recipe.

asparagus with hollandaise
PHOTO: JOEL GOLDBERG; FOOD STYLING: JUSTIN SULLIVAN
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Hollandaise Sauce

Although Hollandaise it is considered a basic sauce, one that is used as a starting point to make many other sauces, it’s also wonderful as is, slathered over eggs Benedict or cooked vegetables.

Get the Hollandaise Sauce recipe.

bacon asparagus crescents
John Komar
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Bacon Asparagus Crescents

Everything's better (crescent-) wrapped in bacon!

Get the Bacon Asparagus Crescents recipe.

air fried asparagus on a plate with lemon wedges
Joel Goldberg
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Air Fryer Asparagus

With minimal time and zero effort you can have asparagus ready faster than your oven could even preheat. With a teaspoon of olive oil and a little lemon juice to brighten it up, you have a quick and healthy side ready to go. It's our new favorite way to cook asparagus.

Get the Air Fryer Asparagus recipe.

ham and cheese egg roll ups
Brandon Bales
16 of 45
Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Roll Ups

Healthy, filling, and coated in a velvety Parm sauce, these are a must for your brunch table.

Get the Ham & Asparagus Breakfast Roll Ups recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Steamed Asparagus

Here's how to steam perfect asparagus every time.

Get the Steamed Asparagus recipe.

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Brandon Bales
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Cheesy Asparagus Foil Packets

This a fresher take on our famous cheesy baked asparagus. Feel free to sub in any melty cheese for the mozzarella — fontina or Gruyère would be delicious, too.

Get the Cheesy Asparagus Foil Packets recipe.

grilled asparagus
Ethan Calabrese
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Grilled Asparagus

Here's how to grill perfect asparagus every time.

Get the Grilled Asparagus recipe.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken

Stuff your sides inside your main dish makes cleanup a breeze.

Get the Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken recipe.

slow cooker spring beef bourguignon
Ethan Calabrese
21 of 45
Slow-Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon

Add some freshness to the beefy classic with this springy slow-cooker version.

Get the Slow-Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon recipe.

caprese asparagus
Chelsea Lupkin
22 of 45
Caprese Asparagus

Everything's better caprese'd!

Get the Caprese Asparagus recipe.

shrimp asparagus spaghetti
Ethan Calabrese
23 of 45
Lemony Shrimp and Asparagus Spaghetti

Lemon, shrimp, asparagus are a match made in heaven.

Get the Lemony Shrimp and Asparagus Spaghetti recipe.

greek goddess bowls
Jonathan Boulton
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Goddess Bowls

Release your inner goddess with these healthy bowls.

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spring asparagus and mushroom pappardelle
JUDY KIM
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Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Pappardelle

We love long and flat pappardelle here, but feel free to sub for your favorite pasta.

Get the Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Pappardelle recipe.

asparagus pesto pasta
Erika LaPresto
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Bacon and Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Pesto made with basil and asparagus is revelatory!

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Garlic Lemon Asparagus

This is a great springy side for homemade pizza!

Get the Garlic Lemon Asparagus recipe.

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Brandon Bales
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Bacon Asparagus Brie Bites

Using crescent roll dough and a muffin tin makes these SO easy to build.

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bacon asparagus bites vertical
Chelsea Lupkin
29 of 45
Bacon Asparagus Bites

The best things in life are wrapped in bacon.

Get the Bacon Asparagus Bites recipe.

prosciutto wrapped asparagus vertical
Jonathan Boulton
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

These prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are a great last-minute party hit.

Get the Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus recipe.

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