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Garlic Sauteed Asparagus

Fresh asparagus sauteed in a cast iron skillet with garlic and butter. This Garlic Sauteed Asparagus recipe is quick, easy, and the perfect side dish for a steak dinner.

Fresh asparagus sauteed in a cast iron skillet with garlic and butter. This Garlic Sauteed Asparagus recipe is quick, easy and the perfect side for a steak dinner.

Get ready to take your taste buds on a flavor-filled journey with this quick and simple Garlic Sauteed Asparagus recipe! Asparagus is a versatile and delicious veggie on its own, but with this recipe, you’ll get an extra burst of flavor that’s sure to light up your taste buds.

A few simple ingredients – garlic, butter, and seasoning – are all you need to elevate this nutrient-packed vegetable side dish to mouth-watering perfection. So get ready to enjoy a flavor explosion with this delectable and easy-to-make Garlic Sauteed Asparagus!

Ingredients for Sauteed Asparagus

Sauteed Asparagus: the perfect side dish for your next home-cooked meal.

  • 12 oz. to 1 lb of fresh asparagus
  • 3 Tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1 heaping tsp of minced garlic

As home cooks know, the fresher your ingredients are, the tastier your dish will be. Asparagus is no different – be sure to check the tips for slimy or mushy patches when buying at the market. And when you get it home, store the bunch in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them. This will ensure you have fresh, and above all, delicious asparagus every time!

How to Make Sauteed Asparagus

For delicious, tender asparagus, start by cutting off the tougher ends of the vegetable.

Next, heat your cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt some butter. Throw in some garlic and stir for about a minute before adding the asparagus. Toss to coat the asparagus with the butter and garlic, then cook for 3-4 minutes.

Serve immediately for a delicious side dish the whole family will love!

What kind of pan do I use to make Garlic Sauteed Asparagus?

To make it, all you need is a large frying pan or a cast iron skillet. If you own a cast iron skillet, make sure to check out our round-up of 40+ mouthwatering cast iron skillet recipes after you’re done preparing this veggie delicacy. Enjoy!

What goes with Asparagus?

From soup to salad Asparagus is pretty versatile. Check out this collection of food pairings for Asparagus.

You may also like my Roasted Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions and Garlic. 

Garlic Sauteed Asparagus Recipe

Fresh asparagus sauteed in a cast iron skillet with garlic and butter.

Garlic Sauteed Asparagus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

 Invigorate your steak dinner with this quick and effortless Garlic Sauteed Asparagus side dish. Sautéed in a cast iron skillet with garlic and butter, this delicious recipe is sure to become a favorite. Fresh asparagus never tasted so good!


  • 12 1 lbs of fresh asparagus
  • 3 TBS salted butter
  • 1 heaping tsp of minced garlic


  1. Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus.
  2. Heat your cast iron skillet on medium heat.
  3. Melt butter in the cast iron skillet.
  4. Add garlic and stir in. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add in asparagus and toss to coat with the butter and garlic.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 27gSugar: 18gProtein: 33g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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