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Asparagus with Mustard Sauce Recipe
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Asparagus with Mustard Sauce Recipe

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Here in Iowa, asparagus patches grow wild along the roads. My husband and I often go asparagus hunting on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A tangy mustard sauce complements the fresh asparagus in this easy recipe. -Nancy Hasbrouck Ida Grove, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Place asparagus in a shallow baking dish; dot with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/4 minutes or until heated through. Serve with asparagus. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Asparagus with Mustard Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"My family loves asparagus, and this is one of our very favorite ways to prepare it."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I loved the asparagus fresh out of the oven without the sauce. We didn't care for the mustard sauce. It wasn't a pleasant flavor. I would not make again!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"If you are a fan of mustard this is a "must" a make!"

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