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Spicy Asparagus Spears Recipe

Spicy Asparagus Spears Recipe

This no-fuss dish gets its zippy taste from Cajun seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Even those who don't like asparagus will enjoy these buttery spears.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1-3/4 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the onion powder, seasoned salt, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes. Add asparagus spears, stir gently to coat. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter)equals 26 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.