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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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My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
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Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

We're so pleased to have finally gotten an asparagus bed established! Now when I have a bounty of those tender spears, I pull out this recipe. Orange and pistachios complement the asparagus beautifully. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Crisp-tender asparagus is drizzled with lemon butter sauce and sprinkled with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes in this effortless, time-saving recipe.

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."
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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.

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

Asparagus in Vinaigrette

"This chilled asparagus side dish is light and tangy. It's quick to fix, too," notes field editor Sonja Blow of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

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."

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 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

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

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

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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