Asparagus may be the perfect side dish to any meal, even if that’s just our subjective opinion. In any case, we know we’re not alone in liking this veggie so much. An while it’s great as a side, it can make an awesome ingredient in the main meal as well. Its nutritiousness and delicious taste more than justifies the popularity of it.
And so, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite asparagus recipes which include sides as well as main dishes. These recipes have everything from healthy vegetarian to gluten free and paleo, as well as not so healthy variations. We are sure that you will find your favorites here as well.
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus
This is a great side to any meal with a crusty Parmesan crust of roasted asparagus. Parmesan makes them crunchy but so tender and tasty inside.
Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
Only three ingredients make up this dish but that’s all it takes for a delicious meal. Enjoy the delightful combination of asparagus and sweet potato with chicken.
Creamy Italian Asparagus
This recipe is for those of you who are crazy with asparagus. Enjoy the creamy and cheesy asparagus dish with a lot of flavor from herbs.
Creamy One-Pan Chicken Asparagus Pasta
If you don’t like spending too much time in the kitchen let alone cleaning lots of dishes, this one-pan recipe for the most delightful chicken asparagus pasta will definitely become one of your favorites.
Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus
Salmon and asparagus go so well together and it’s so quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy this garlic Parmesan crusted meal in just 30 minutes from start to finish.
Asiago, Bacon and Garlic Roasted Asparagus
For a more exquisite taste of asparagus, try this Asiago cheese and bacon coated dish. It’s a great side or you can enjoy it as a snack. We’re sure you’ll love it.
Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce Recipe
Just to prove that asparagus goes with seafood just as well, here’s a delicious shrimp stir fry recipe with a delightful lemon sauce. Try it to taste this wonderful combination of flavor.
Roasted Garlic and Asparagus Soup
Asparagus goes well in soups as well, so this soup with garlic is definitely a treat. Enjoy the delightful taste of this healthy recipe.
Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara
Asparagus and mushrooms is truly a winning combination and it’s proven in this carbonara dish. Try it and you’ll definitely love it.
One Pot Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Casserole
It may not be as healthy but this comfort food with asparagus can easily become one of your favorites. Try this one pot recipe on a cold evening to cozy up.
Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
We all know how well asparagus goes in salads and here’s one of our favorites. This asparagus egg and bacon salad is a real delight made even better by Dijon vinaigrette.
Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad
Want a healthy salad rich in nutrients and protein? Try this goat cheese asparagus quinoa salad and you’ll love it.
Cream Cheese and Parmesan Asparagus
Here’s a different take on asparagus as a side dish with pastry sheet. The cream cheese and Parmesan combination make is even better and you can even enjoy it as a snack.
One-Pan Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus
Another great chicken asparagus pasta recipe for you to enjoy. The lemon sauce makes it really exquisite and you’ll love the easy one-pan way to prepare it.
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
If you like asparagus and bacon, you’ll love this side dish. These bundles are very tasty and while the flavor combination may be unexpected, it really is a winning one.
Parmesan Asparagus Spears
These Parmesan asparagus spears with lemon sun dried tomato aioli is a real delight for a quick snack. We’re pretty sure you’ll be adding this recipe to your favorite list.
Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Feta
While Parmesan is the go-to cheese when it comes to preparing asparagus, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try something else instead. How about feta cheese?
Creamy Asparagus Rice
Creamy asparagus rice is a different but very delicious way to prepare a great side for any meal. It can only make your dinner better.
Asparagus Quiche with a Spaghetti Squash Crust
Here’s a little something delicious for a lovely Sunday brunch. An asparagus quiche rich in flavor only made better by spaghetti squash crust.
Ravioli with Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts
If you like ravioli, here’s a recipe to make it even better. Sauteed asparagus with walnuts make this dish very rich in flavor and delicious.
Asparagus Gruyere Tart
It taste as good as it looks. This asparagus Gruyere cheese tart is a great appetizer as well as a main dish.
Grilled Asparagus in a Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce
We’ve already had a recipe where asparagus go so well with mushrooms on this list. Here’s another way to use this combination with a brilliant mushroom sauce for grilled asparagus.
Strawberry Spinach and Asparagus Salad
This refreshing asparagus spinach salad is only made better with fresh strawberries, almonds and goat cheese. It’s a real delight.