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Asparagus Side Dish Recipes

Asparagus is always a favorite side dish on a holiday table. Find recipes for roasting, grilling, sauteeing and even more ideas for asparagus side dishes.

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Showcase asparagus when you dress it in fresh rosemary and red potatoes for an earthy counterpoint to the fresh, green spears. Add minced garlic and you get a gorgeous, flavorful side dish. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

This makes a good cool vegetable on a hot day—it's long been in my recipe file, and we have Dilly Asparagus often. My husband and I farm ranch in central Texas. I enjoy cooking, especially when I'm trying out new recipes shared by friends or by other Country Woman subscribers. (I love CW!)

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

"Living in the Midwest, we anticipate spring treats like fresh asparagus all winter long," affirms Mickey Kelly, Burnsville, Minnesota. "Our three small children can't help but snitch a taste when this dish is chilling in the fridge. I use the vinaigrette dressing on salads, sliced tomatoes and other steamed vegetables as well."

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Fresh asparagus dresses up a weeknight meal with aromatic tarragon. Try substituting the asparagus with broccoli for a twist.
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Pleasing Peas and Asparagus

Pleasing Peas and Asparagus

Pleasing Peas and Asparagus

Guests won't be able to resist the fresh flavor and color of this springtime vegetable combination from Nina Hall of Citrus Heights, California.

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like Parmesan or feta. —Susan Vaith, Jacksonville, Florida

Asparagus Pea Medley

Asparagus Pea Medley

Asparagus Pea Medley

Hurried hotesses will appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this casserole. A rich and creamy sauce beautifully coats asparagus and peas. —M. Joalyce Graham, Starke, Florida

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes more, so I double the recipe. For another option, try root veggies like turnip and parsnip in this honeyed side. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

Asparagus Nut Stir-Fry

This pretty side dish is an excellent way to serve one of the first springtime vegetables from our garden. I never have leftovers since everyone goes for the fresh taste of the asparagus, the crunch of the walnuts and the zippy seasoning. —Margaret Souders Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

"My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare dishes like this that would keep well and still taste great as leftovers," recalls Nicole LeCroy of Nashville, Tennessee. "Mom got her appetite back when she tried this cool and crunch asparagus that gets a flavor boost from soy sauce. It's a nice accompaniment to chicken, roast beef or ham."

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

MY SISTER created this recipe and shared it with me. I always serve it on special holidays, particularly Easter. My husband says he hates asparagus, but he loves this casserole. He doesn't know he's eating his "enemy vegetable"! -Joyce Allison, Millsap, Texas
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