The 4 Absolute Best Ways to Cook Asparagus According to Our Chefs June 4, 2021

by Eat

Goodbye, winter veg. You won’t be missed for a long while. 

As temperatures warm, we find ourselves craving the color green—leafy lettuces, pole beans, broccoli, you name it: they’re all great tossed with little more than olive oil and salt. In our humble ever-loving vegetable opinion, however, one stalk rules them all. Yeah, we’re talking about Queen Asparagus. 

Our chefs know a thing or two about a thing or two, and they definitely know at least 4 things about our fave spring veg. Here are the best ways to cook asparagus according to our chefs:

Roasted

A tried-and-true method, roasting brings out asparagus’ natural sweetness. A rich and zesty pan sauce makes this simple meal something you’ll want to eat again and again. 

Creamy Dill Chickencreamy dill chicken with asparagus

Pan-Seared

Gently cooked in olive oil, snappy asparagus turns delectably tender. Tossed with penne and a lemon butter sauce, clean flavors shine in this 25 minute meal. 

Penne Rustica with a Kick

asparagus pasta

Risotto-fied

Risotto is the perfect dish for showcasing fresh green vegetables. This super simple (aka not intimidating) risotto recipe matches verdant asparagus with Parm and a sprinkle of chili flakes. 

Asparagus Risotto

Baked with Eggs

Get all the goodness of eggs, toast, and bacon in this delectable strata. With fresh green asparagus and an arugula side salad, it’s a perfect springtime brunch, lunch, or light dinner.

Cheesy Bacon & Asparagus Strata 

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