These elegant veggies are a favorite of weeknight tables and holiday spreads alike. Use our quick and easy recipes for new family favorites.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus
Fettuccine Alfredo probably isn’t the first dish you think of for a springtime supper or healthy eating. But this version, made with fresh, seasonal asparagus, is much lighter than the classic and just as delicious. With a bit of lemon to give it a citrus kick, it’s perfect for the warmer weather.
Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Feta Quiche
This elegant breakfast classic is full of fresh spring ingredients. Garnish with flat leaf parsley for a winning presentation.
Asparagus with Red Pepper Chowchow
Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Recipe: Bucatini, Ham, and Asparagus
Bucatini is long, thin pasta that's hollow in the center, like little garden hoses. Spaghetti and linguine are good substitutes.
Fettuccine-and-Asparagus al Burro
Al burro means "buttered." This simple sauce is a more authentic version of today's popular Alfredo, which calls for whipping cream. Buy a high-quality cheese—it makes a difference.
Recipe: Asparagus Pickles
If you wait longer than the 24-hour minimum chill time before serving, the flavor will continue to improve.
Prosciutto-Asparagus Tea Sandwiches
Thinly sliced salty prosciutto and ribbons of blanched asparagus make for a gorgeous presentation.
Recipe: Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles
Show your guests how to tie Beef-and-Asparagus Bundles with a fresh chive.
Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
Recipe: Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad
This hearty salad is brightened up with mint, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
Asparagus, Orange, and Lentil Salad
Pink lentils add pretty color and texture to this salad. Cook them al dente (like pasta) so they remain firm when tossed with the dressing. To accentuate the textures in this salad, layer oranges and fennel on a platter, then top with asparagus and lentils.
Tired of steamed asparagus? Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and lemon in this pesto make the veggie into a tasty coating for pasta or crostini.
Recipe: Asparagus Pesto
Asparagus with Curry Dip
Recipe: Asparagus with Curry Dip
Give a classic side dish an extra kick with spices like curry, horseradish, and hot sauce.
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Top oven-roasted asparagus with slivers of toasted almonds for a quick and easy side dish.
Roasted Asparagus Salad
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus Salad
Serve a plate full of goodness with the veggies in Roasted Asparagus Salad: Bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and bell pepper. Save time by tossing it with bottled vinaigrette.
Fresh Tomato-and-Asparagus Gnocchi
When going meatless, choose a hearty pasta like gnocchi so you won't miss the meat.
Made with fresh thin asparagus and Gouda and Parmesan cheeses, this is the perfect meal for brunch or dinner. Serve with fruit for brunch or with a simple salad for dinner.
Recipe: Asparagus Frittata